Philippe Jouan

France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits

 
 

Sustainable


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As one goes up the Grand Rue from the Truchots, off a little side street that leads past La Bussiere and 1er cru Les Ruchots, are the sees the cellars and courtyard area of Henri, and his son, Philippe Jouan. Henri us a contemporary and friend of Jacky Truchot. The two come from the same period of learning wine-making, and the wines of the Jouans, pere et fils, harken back to an earlier period. A bit more power, and a bit less finesse than Jacky's wines, but Traditionelle is a word that comes to mind when tasting these superb wines.

It is a tiny domaine, but with some great terroirs, and lots of old vines. Even the Passetoutgrain, which is virtually all Pinot Noir, is very old vines. The Coteaux Bourgignonne is the youngest at 40 years. The Morey comes from three lieux dits, Crais Gillon, Corvées, and Le Village. The Chambolle vines are in Derriére la Four (70 year old), Les Herbués, and Les Chardannes. A real "secret" is his Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Echézeaux", a single parcel of 80 year old vines adjoining Charmes-Chambertin. They regard their Clos Sorbés, much as Rousseau regards his Clos St. Jacques-virtually on a par with Grand Cru; the vines are 80 years old; tiny production. Their Clos St. Denis vines are in the "Maison Brulée" section, next to Clos des Lambrays. Many of their vines here are over a hundred years old, and make a truly Grand Cru.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 55 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Côte de Nuit Villages Vielles Vignes Pinot Noir 100 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Fixin "En Comb Roy" Pinot Noir 55 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Nuit-Saint-Georges "Les Poisets" Pinot Noir 80 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 65 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 55 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Morey-Saint Denis Les Chenevery Pinot Noir 85 years Clay-limestone Sustainable