This white Burgundy is one of the most coveted white wines in the region, and a flagship wine for Joseph Drouhin. It’s often compared to the Grand Crus, with both power and finesse and the ability to age. It has an attractive yellow colour with a seductive, fragrant aroma on the nose with jasmine, peach and rose petals, plus a hint of almond. The palate is fresh with hints of citrus, light honey and almond. It is round, full and flavoursome with the trademark freshness of great Burgundy and a long, juicy finish.
Named after the Beehives (Mouches literally translates as flies) which used to sit on the sun-drenched hills of the vineyards in the heart of Burgundy, Clos des Mouches has cemented its reputation as one of three flagship Premier Cru sites in the Cote de Beaune. The wines produced here have serious heritage having represented France in the Judgement of Paris tastings of 1976. Joseph Drouhin, a Chablis native, arrived in Beaune at the heart of Burgundy in 1880 and founded the winery and negotiant business which is now in the hands of his four great grandchildren – Philippe, Veronique, Laurent and Frederic. It was Joseph’s son Maurice who purchased the land in Clos des Mouches for the Drouhin family in the 1920’s and it has since gone on to develop an almost mythical status. 13.5% ABV