With about 17 acres, Maison Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy’s best négociants, owns roughly half of this premier cru vineyard, which is located at the southern end of Beaune, bordering Pommard. The vineyard takes its name from the honey-bees (mouches à miel, literally honey flies) that loved the warmth of the site. Though Beaune is best known for its red wines, Drouhin has planted half of their vineyard to Chardonnay. Drouhin’s Clos des Mouches Blanc is their flagship white even though it is not their most expensive or prestigious white wine. It is consistently one of Drouhin’s best and most exciting whites with uncanny finesse, a rarity among white wines from Beaune. The 2010 Clos des Mouches Blanc, from an exceptional vintage, is just starting to show its grandeur.
Vivino 2017 Wine Style Awards
November 30, 2016