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. The wine itself is a beautiful deep red ruby colour full of intense and fresh red fruits; Morello cherries, raspberry and blackberries. As it opens up, there are developing smoky notes and a hint of liquorice all balanced with well-structured yet delicate and silky tannins. This is a superb wine which pleasantly lingers long after it’s been enjoyed!
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. This is certainly a wine to savour with close friends or family, we would match it with a simple beef dish in order to fully appreciate its complexity and elegance. 14% ABV.