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Brouilly Pierreux

Brouilly Pierreux

Brouilly is the southernmost of the Beaujolais Crus. It is in the heart of our winemaking region and dons a very Beaujolais personality, making this a congenial wine to enjoy on any occasion with a wide variety of dishes. Our plot, at the foot of Mont Brouilly, is covered with granitic scree from Mont Brouilly that gives structure to this wine that is sound an pure on the palate.

Personality of the cuvée

a 1.5 ha plot in Pierreux at the foot of Mont Brouilly. Buying these vines in 2006 took on a family feel, as it was here that Martine’s grandmother was born and spent her youth. The latter’s father was winemaker at Pierreux.

From the vine to the glass

the soil is made up of granitic scree from Mont Brouilly giving structure to this wine that is sound and pure on the palate. The name Pierreux certainly comes from the word “pierres” (stones), illustrating the make-up of the soil. Vineyard 60 years old. Grape variety: Gamay Integrated vinegrowing, goblet pruning, manual harvest at full ripeness Traditional vinification of Beaujolais: half-carbonic with two pumping per day, maceration 10 to 12 days in vats, no chaptalization, minimum of SO2. Elevage: 6 à 8 mois en foudres de chênes anciens

Service

To drink it young on the fruit or can be kept for up to 8 years. Peak 2-4 years
Serving temperature: 13-14 °C.

Matching it with food

Brouilly has the great advantage of being the perfect partner to a multitude of dishes. Original pairing: with quail and truffles or an oxtail risotto

Tasting notes

Eye - deep dark ruby.
Nose - starting of on the floral side (violet), followed by deeper, ripe fruit aromas.
Palate - Both fine and fleshy. Beautiful pure and straight structure, built on round tannins. The finish is long and fresh.

Notes

JamesSucling - Vintage 2016: 93/100
Wine Advocate - Vintage 2016: 17/20
RVF - Vintage 2016: 16/20
JamesSucling - Vintage 2015: 92/100
Bettane & Desseauve - Vintage 2015: 16.5/20
Guide Parker - Vintage 2015: 89/100

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