||The name "mouches" means flies. There were once bee-hives in this sun-drenched "clos" (vineyard enclosure); the bees in the local dialect were called "mouches à miel" (honey flies), hence the name Clos des Mouches. It is one of the first vineyards acquired by Maurice Drouhin (the founder's son) in the 1920's. With great determination, he bought 41 different parcels from 8 proprietors. It is planted equally in red and white grapes and both wines have achieved mythical status for the House of Joseph Drouhin.
|Composition of the land
||Clay and limestone. Rocky soil in the upper part of the vineyard. At the center, the soil is limestone and marl.
|Plants n. x hectare
||From 10,000 to 12,500 stocks/ha
||By hand, in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit.
||Treatment: only authorized products for biological cultivation are used: infusions and macerations of plant materials, sulfur and copper, powdered rock. Natural predators are not eliminated.
||Maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks with indigenous yeasts. Maceration and fermentation temperatures under total control.
||In barrels (20% in new oak).