Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
- Directly North of Beaune, Chorey is a tiny village surrounded by Savigny-les-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix.
- The soil is made of clay and limestone.
- The wine is often sold under the more common appellation of Côte-de-Beaune Villages.
- Joseph Drouhin owns 2.25 acres of vineyards in Chorey.
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: Chorey needs a fine but simple cuisine: roasted poultry, grilled meats and soft cheese such as Reblochon or Brie.
TASTING NOTES: “A very pleasant wine. Bright, clear red color. Aromas are surprising in their intensity and fruit. On the palate, a tender, supple, graceful, round body. Very flavorful in the aftertaste, with a hint of blackberry jam. When the wine gets older, wild blackberry is the dominant aroma. After three or five years, the wine takes on a distinctive smell of truffle and undergrowth evolving towards notes of venison.” – Véronique Drouhin-Boss