Maison Joseph Drouhin – “Laforêt” Bourgogne Chardonnay
In the 1970s, Robert Drouhin created “the Burgundy to unveil Burgundy”. His idea: the diversity of different terroirs and the elegance of the Drouhin style. He chose grapes from parcels situated near the top of the slopes, high up, close to the forest. He is a nature lover and so called his wine “LaForêt” (the forest in French). He then set out to conquer the market and fortune favoured him”.
The name LaForêt (pronounced “La-fo-ray”) is synonymous with quality. Joseph Drouhin takes great care in selecting the various cuvées.
TASTE: A bouquet of citrus aromas and hints of minerality, and then a touch of French oak. In the mouth, it’s crisp, spontaneous, striking acidity but very approachable!
PAIRINGS: Camembert, Blue cheese, middle-weight pastas
Winemaking notes – Stainless-steel vats (7 to 8 months). One to two year old barrels for the wines of higher provenance.