HOSPICES DE BELLEVILLE

Joseph Drouhin - HOSPICES DE BELLEVILLE

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Bernadette Lafond and
Frédéric Drouhin

In 2014 Maison Joseph Drouhin signed an exclusive partnership with the Hospices de Belleville, historical owner of 34 acres in the 3 crus of Fleurie, Brouilly and Morgon.

This partnership confirms the interest this Burgundy House has always shown towards her close neighbor, the Beaujolais, which is considered as a natural extension of the "Greater Burgundy" region. Convinced as we are of the great potential of these vineyards, we are committed to the renaissance and the development of the renown of the Beaujolais crus.

Frédéric Drouhin, president of the executive board of Maison Joseph Drouhin is convinced: "We have always been attracted to the exceptional terroirs of the crus du Beaujolais. This partnership will allow us access to prestigious vineyards of high quality.

We are certain that the wines issuing from the Domaine des Hospices de Belleville will find a place of choice with all of our clients. Our first superb harvest in 2014 only enhances our enthusiasm."

On her side, Bernadette Lafond, director of the Hospices de Belleville, is delighted with this "fantastic opportunity to ensure the financial security of our historical heritage, and the chance to extend the renown of the Hospices de Belleville throughout the world!"

The design of the bottles with their labels featuring the artwork from the famous blue albarellos vases, or apothecary jars, still visible today in the apothecary of the Hospices, perfectly sum up the spirit of this collaboration.

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"Starting in early 2016, Maison Joseph Drouhin will be introducing consumers to a line of three Beaujolais crus under the Joseph Drouhin name called Domaine des Hospices de Belleville. The Hospices de Belleville is an historical charitable institution who own 34 acres of vineyards in the crus of Beaujolais – a single 11-acre plot, Le Sigaud, in Brouilly, a single 12-acre plot, Château Gaillard, in Morgon and three parcels totaling 16 acres in Fleurie, including the 14-acre Vers le Mont, the .81-acre Les Marrans and the .56-acre Les Grand Prés. In 2014, Maison Joseph Drouhin signed an exclusive partnership with the Hospices de Belleville, thereby bringing its experience in viticulture, vinification and wine ageing to these wines. (Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., www.dreyfusashby.com, NY, NY"
- Allen Meadows

Hospices de Belleville Cru Beaujolais:

Brouilly

Fleurie

Morgon

 

Brouilly - Cru Beaujolais

JDrouhin Brouilly Hospices de Belleville Label

Joseph Drouhin
Hospices de Belleville
Brouilly - Cru Beaujolais

BS-HdB-BrouillyA Single Plot: "Le Sigaud" that is 11 acres...

CHARACTERISTICS: Situated at the foot of Mont Brouilly, "Le Sigaud" presents a pink soil of good quality, well drained and mostly comprised of granitic arenas.

GRAPE VARIETY: Gamay

VINIFICATION: Depending on the plot and the quality of the grapes, part of the harvest is de-stemmed for a ‘Burgundy style’ vinification with punch downs and pump overs, whilst the rest is vinified as whole cluster with carbonic maceration. Slow fermentation lasts between 10 to 15 days.

AGEING: The wines which are vinified Burgundy style are aged in large ‘pieces’ (500 liters), stainless steel tanks are reserved for the wines issued from carbonic maceration. The wines are then assembled into one unique ‘cuvée’.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Chicken liver paté, pot roast beef, roast Bresse chicken, grilled veal skewers, zander in red wine, parma ham and rocket pizza, half goat and half cow’s milk cheese, like ‘Charolais’.

TASTING NOTES: This Brouilly displays a deep red purple robe, a fleshy body with supple, caressing tannins, perfectly balanced, fruitiness is present with a delicately peppery note to finish.

Burghound.com - 91 Pts

Like the Fleurie this is exceptionally pretty and actually a bit spicier and more complex if otherwise similar. There is equally good punch and delineation to the delicious, supple and seductively textured flavors that deliver very fine depth and length. This isn’t quite as refined as the Fleurie but the depth is even better. 91/2019+ - Allen Meadows

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Fleurie - Cru Beaujolais

JDrouhin Fleurie Hospices de Belleville Label

Joseph Drouhin
Hospices de Belleville
Fleurie - Cru Beaujolais

BS-HdB-FleurieThree parcels for a total surface of 16 acres: "Vers le Mont" 14 acres, "Les Marrans" 0.81 acres, and "Les Grands Prés" 0.56 acres.

CHARACTERISTICS: Because of its size, "Vers le Mont", situated on the slopes of La Madone, dominates the assemblage of these 3 plots. The soil is gore, poor, well-drained and very characteristic of the appellation.

GRAPE VARIETY: Gamay

VINIFICATION: Depending on the plot and the quality of the grapes, part of the harvest is de-stemmed for a ‘Burgundy style’ vinification with punch downs and pump overs, whilst the rest is vinified as whole cluster with carbonic maceration. Slow fermentation lasts between 10 to 15 days.

AGEING: The wines which are vinified Burgundy style are aged in large ‘pieces’ (500 liters), stainless steel tanks are reserved for the wines issued from carbonic maceration. The wines are then assembled into one unique ‘cuvée’.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Roast Bresse hen or with cream, rack of lamb, vegetable lasagne, quiche lorraine, mature goats’ cheese.

TASTING NOTES: Having a pretty ruby, violet color, the wine begins by expressing pretty floral notes of violet, rose, iris, with a typical peppery note which then evolves into red fruits. The flesh is smooth and silky with soft tannins, like a caress, the finale is long fresh and persistent.

WineReviewOnline.com - 91 Pts

2015 Vintage: Beaujolais is clearly a hot area. Major Beaune-based Burgundy négociants are investing there, either by buying properties, such as Jadot with Château des Jacques, or, as with Drouhin, collaborating with the Domaine des Hospices de Belleville to produce and market their wines. One sure sign of quality and reliability is Drouhin’s name on a label, so it’s no surprise that they’ve succeeded with this Fleurie. Floral and ripe, without falling into the trap of over ripeness, it’s racy and vivacious. With Beaujolais like this one, consumers will start to finally realize it’s an area that is capable of producing real wine. Another “roast chicken” wine for this winter. 91 Michael Apstein Dec 27, 2016

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Morgon - Cru Beaujolais

JDrouhin Morgon Hospices de Belleville Label

Joseph Drouhin
Hospices de Belleville
Morgon - Cru Beaujolais

BS-HdB-MorgonA single plot : "Château Gaillard" of 12 acres.

CHARACTERISTICS:  "Château Gaillard" is situated in the north of the village of Villié-Morgon facing south-east. Its soil is comprised of very flaky cristalline rocks, iron oxide and manganese.

GRAPE VARIETY: Gamay

VINIFICATION: Depending on the plot and the quality of the grapes, part of the harvest is de-stemmed for a ‘Burgundy style’ vinification with punch downs and pump overs, whilst the rest is vinified as whole cluster with carbonic maceration. Slow fermentation lasts between 10 to 15 days.

AGEING: The wines which are vinified Burgundy style are aged in large ‘pieces’ (500 liters), stainless steel tanks are reserved for the wines issued from carbonic maceration. The wines are then assembled into one unique ‘cuvée’.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Coq au vin, grilled beef rib, grilling steak with shallots, duck breast, pan-fried salmon, mature soft cow cheese.

TASTING NOTES: The color is purple violet, this Morgon already unveils its temperament by aromas of very ripe red fruits, spices and liquorice. The palate confirms a tannic structure, a little firm as yet, covered by balanced and fruity flesh.

Burghound.com - 92 Pts

There is a hint of Maraschino cherry to the cool, airy and elegant red berry fruit suffused nose that exhibits an excellent range of spice elements. There is once again excellent punch and detail to the slightly bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that deliver beautiful depth and length on the impeccably well-balanced finale. I very much like the overall sense of harmony and this offers incredible value for money. 92/2020+ - Allen Meadows

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Brouilly (1)

Brouilly

Fleurie (2)

Fleurie

Morgon

Morgon