Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune Rouge 2017
Joseph Drouhin 2012 Chorey-lès-Beaune, Bourgogne | 13% | Pinot Noir according to Chorey-lès-Beaune remains one of the best values out of Burgundy for everyday drinking –especially when it is made at the hands of the Drouhins. Biodynamic viticulture is de rigueur. A horse drawn plow prevents weeds. Integrated Pest Management prevents pest. Low yielding vines planted over 50 years ago ensure their wine bear a gout de terroir.
Just north of the city of Beaune between Savigny-lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton stretches the alluvial plain of the Saône River. The soils here are a mix of limestone, free draining sand and water retaining clay yielding Pinot Noir of the elegant and refreshing sort. Feminine in all its purity and clarity, from the glass this expresses light red cherries, bright blackberry notes, cranberries and mild tannins. It has a fair complexion overall with a scrumptious taste, a little spice and an appetizing bay leaf note at the finish. Was an absolute joy with juniper marinated back strap of venison seared and served rare –a tender wine for a tender cut.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, February 14, 2015 (Fruit)
Roasted birds are a preternatural match but Pinot Noir goes with any number of dishes ranging from those incorporating wild game and foraged mushrooms to veal stews or grilled fleshy fish. For a classic cheese pairing hunt down some Epoisse...
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