Musigny, Grand Cru, 2005

  Joseph Drouhin

Contains Sulphites.

About Joseph Drouhin

Joseph Drouhin are a family own Domaines and Negociant who command the greatest respect of all the big Burgundy houses. Their knowledge of the land combined with their attention to details in the vineyards as well as their gentle wine making style results in very fine Burgundy that reflect its origin. Little use of new oak, gentle extraction and whole bunch fermentation according to the year or the cuvee are whole part of their belief that good burgundy can't be made by firm hand of the winemaker. The crown jewels in the Drouhin portfolio are without doubt the Domaine Marquis de Laguiche, which has the largest percentage of land in Le Montrachet (30%) of all the owners, and the Domaine Drouhin-owned Clos des Mouches. Drouhin have had exclusive control over the former estate, from cultivation to distribution, since 1947, while Clos des Mouches is one of those rare breeds in Burgundy, a monopole. Originally planted with Pinot Noir, almost half the vineyard was replanted with Chardonnay in 1921 by Maurice Drouhin.

Appellation: Musigny

Le Musigny rates alongside the very best Grands Crus Pinot Noir vineyards in Burgundy. There are 10.7ha split between Musigny, Petits Musigny, and La Combe d'Orveau. The vineyard area lies between the bottom of the wood at the top of the hill and stretches down top the upper part of Clos Vougeot, the slope is steep and the soil is a well-drained limestone/chalk /clay composition. A classic Musigny displays a paradoxical mix of both elegance and raw power, it is commonly described as "An iron fist in a velvet glove." Often very surly and closed in its youth Musigny is nonetheless one of the most beguiling and ageworthy Burgundies money can buy. A massive 7 ha of the vineyard is owned by one of the arch exponents Domaine Comte de Vogüé, other fine examples are made by Leroy, Mugnier, Drouhin and Roumier