Vosne-Romanée SuchotsPremier Cru
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Site: "Les Suchots" are located between Romanée St-Vivant and Richebourg on the South side, and "Les Echezeaux" on the North.
History & tradition: "Suchots" come from prehistoric times and refers to a mound.
Soil: clay and limestone ; very rocky.
Plantation density: 10,000 vinestocks/ha in order to extract as much as possible from the terroir and limit the production of each vine stock.
Yield: 43 hl/ha - purposely low, in order for the grapes to reveal every nuance of the terroir.
Grape Supply: grapes and wines provided by regular supply partners.
- Maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks.
- Indigenous yeasts.
- Maceration and fermentation temperatures under total control.
Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance but should never be detrimental to the finesse and typical character of the wine.
Type: in barrels (20% in new oak)
Length: 14 to 18 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, barrel by barrel. 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
"Beautiful deep red colour. The nose is reminiscent of cherry and strawberry mingling with undergrowth smells. The palate reveals concentrated and complex aromas on silky tannins.
Long lasting aftertaste".
Temperature: 16°C (61-62°F).
Cellaring: 8 to 30 years.