Laforêt Bourgogne Chardonnay from Maison Joseph Drouhin is made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, picked by hand, coming from all over Burgundy. It derives its bouquet and taste from various “terroirs”; its general character from Macon, its crispy structure from Chablis, its body from Rully, Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet, and its overall nascent complexity from the young vines of Joseph Drouhin’s own “Crus”. It is often the entry-level wine leading to the great white Burgundies. To drink it provides the simple pleasures of a classic Burgundy.
A little about the Joseph Drouhin Winery
- Viticulture – Being able to express the exact character of each terroir is our foremost concern; therefore we have chosen the organic and biodynamic approach.
- Our credo is “to bring natural answers to natural problems”.
- Vinification – The vinification is traditional with as little interference as possible. Technical know-how is always at the service of authenticity.
- Awarded Organic Certification: Estate-grown Grapes Now Officially Organic.
- While 2009 is the official vintage year for organic certification, Philippe Drouhin, one of the four siblings running MJD and the one in charge of the company‘s 73-hectare (182.5-acre) estate, including just under 93 acres of Chablis, now known as Chablis Drouhin Vaudon, began introducing organic practices back in 1990, shortly after joining the family firm. His father, Robert, had already returned to “culture raisonnée,” more traditional viticultural practices, in the late ‘70s, but, as he says, “Philippe went further than I.”