2013 Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay Arthur 75CL
The 2013 Chardonnay Estate Arthur, named after Véronique Drouhin's son, comes from four blocks on the estate and is half stainless-steel and half barrel-fermented Chardonnay and includes around 15% new oak. The nose is very fragrant, wafting gently from the glass with scents of lime flower and citrus fruit.
The palate is nicely balanced, not complex, but adorned with attractive bitter lemon and green apple notes that probably would benefit from another 6-12 months in bottle to "settle."
From the caves of Burgundy to the Dundee Hills of Oregon. The Drouhin Family’s winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy’s best vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and Domaine Drouhin Oregon established 1987. The estate winery in the Dundee Hills creates elegant, fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines forged from the family’s tradition of fine winemaking in France.
For more than 30 years, the Drouhin Family has brought a wealth of hard-earned experience to their vineyards in the Willamette Valley, just southwest of Portland, Oregon. Fourth-generation winemaker Véronique Boss-Drouhin produces wines of distinction, balance, elegance, and longevity. Philippe Drouhin, who oversees the family vineyards in Burgundy and Oregon, is responsible for the 225-acre estate.
Today, 130 acres are under vine and are certified sustainable by L.I.V.E. The Family’s principled approach to viticulture and winemaking, and long experience with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, have earned an international reputation for excellence.
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