Chorey-les-Beaune blancAppellation Village
Grape Variety :
Site: very close to Beaune, as the name indicates. This is a small appellation around the tiny village of Chorey, at the foot of the hill of Corton.
Only 7ha (just over 17 acres) are planted with chardonnay, that is about 5% of the production area.
History & tradition: the vineyard of Chorey-les-Beaune was founded in 1237 by Edouard de Froment, the Duke of Burgundy'step-nephew.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Plantation density: 10,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers.
Press: pneumatic press.
"Débourbage": decanting of white wine to reduce sediment.
Type: in barrels (20% in new oak).
Length: 12 months.
Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
"The wine offers a light golden colour. Its nose recalls white flowers together with notes of peach and apricot. On the palate, the structure is smooth and round, and its richness mingles with a hint of minerality.
Harmonious balance with a seductive aftertaste".
It is a great vintage and, despite their unctuous character, all the wines keep their typicity of origin.
Temperature: 16°C (61-62°F).
Cellaring: 5 to 6 years.