Laforêt Bourgogne
Pinot Noir

Appellation Régionale
Laforêt Bourgogne
Pinot Noir

Grape Variety :

Pinot Noir.


Site: adozen of various appellations especially rigorously selected by Joseph Drouhin are used for this wine.
History & tradition: the first plantings of Pinot Noir in Burgundy probably go back to 150 BC. Laforêt Bourgogne rouge, made 100% with this famous grape, is the archetype of red Burgundy for Joseph Drouhin
Soil: clay and limestone.


Plantation density: 10,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: 62 hl/ha, purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers.


Maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks:
  • indigenous yeasts
  • maceration and fermentation temperatures under total control.
  • Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance to a wine but should never be detrimental to its finesse and typical character.


    Stainless-steel vats (7 to 8 months).
    One to two-year old barrels for the wines of higher provenance.

    Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

    Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

    "A wine full of charm: bright ruby colour and a nose rich with aromas of red fruit (raspberry, red currants, wild strawberry). On the palate, the wine is pleasant, fruity and refreshing, with light tannins and great elegance".


    The reds were vinified harmoniously. We managed to keep a good proportion of whole bunches in a great number of cuvées. The malolactic fermentations were late and as they lasted over a long period, the wines acquired fullness and complexity. They display a neat and bright ruby-red colour. The wines are elegant, long on the aftertaste and with ample character. 2010 will certainly provide some great wines, in particular in the Côte de Nuits ... the only regret concerns the low quantity of the crop.


    Temperature: 12/13°C (53-55°F).
    Cellaring: 1 to 3 years.