Joseph Drouhin Marc de Bourgogne
Domaine Joseph Drouhin is one of the oldest, most respected wine producers in the Burgundy region, established in Beaune by the enterprising Joseph Drouhin in 1880, at the tender age of just 22, when he took control of a merchant business which itself dated back to 1756. Joseph’s sole focus was quality, and he invested heavily in his vineyards to ensure a supply of top quality fruit.
At the end of the harvest, after all grapes have been pressed, what remains in the « pressoir » is a thick "cake” (called Marc) made of skins and pips still dripping with the juice of either white or red grapes.
The Marc comes from many prestigious vineyards in Burgundy and especially Clos des Mouches. Its color is intense dark amber. On the nose, there are aromas of gingerbread, tobacco, vanilla and dried fruits. Some tasters actually put a few drops of Marc on the back of their hand and smell it like perfume. On the palate, it is well balanced with a "soft” finish and hint of spices.
Marc de Bourgogne must be served in a large balloon glass and cupped in the palm of your hand to increase its exceptional qualities of harmony, roundness and persisting flavors. It can also be used in desert dishes such as "granité" or fresh sorbet. It is also excellent as a base for various cocktails.
Pairs well with dessert including apple crumble & Blackcurrant on Gingerbread.
Country: Burgundy - France