2019-10-24

Côte de Brouilly

Category
Red 
Grapes
100% Gamay 
Appellation
Côte-de-Brouilly (AOC) 
Producer
Country
France 
Region
Beaujolais 
Size
750 ml 
Degree of alcohol
12 % 
Serving temperature
14 °C 
Available in these provinces
Alberta 
  • Terroir
    The grapes come from the Brouilly hill, 150m above sea level on a blue granite terroir facing south-east.
  • Vinification and maturation
    The grapes are harvested by hand and at maturity. They are then fermented with indigenous yeasts according to Burgundian tradition. Manual pigeages are practiced. 1/3 of the harvest will be high on tap.
  • Features
    The color is ruby with good intensity and violet reflections. On the nose, notes of small black and red fruits, with a dominance of minerality. With aeration, the wine seems more lively and enchanting. In the mouth, the wine has a round and fat attack. This attack is carried by a frame of beautiful fruits that take a more tangy character on the palate. The tannins are coated. This wine will have more complexity with a few years of aging from 4 to 5 years.
  • Food Pairings
    Ideal with meats, roasted chicken, grilled steak, a fondue Bourguignonne or fresh cheeses like Saint Marcellin and Saint Félicien.
  • Medals / Press reviews
    92 Points, Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com, Dec 9, 2014 “Wild ferment, very low sulfur dioxide levels. Wonderful nose of floral red cherry fruit with a sappy, herby edge and some sweet raspberry notes. Lovely perfume. The palate is very fresh with pure, grippy raspberry fruit. Nice freshness and detail. Incredibly drinkable with no excess weight: lean and pure.” | 91 pts Parker 2009 “The Brun 2009 Côte de Brouilly allies lushness of texture to liveliness, lift,and refreshment, and ripeness of blackberry and mulberry with a stonelicking undertone as well as invigorating piquancy and tartness that remind me of chomping down on the berry seeds.”
  • Terroir
    The grapes come from the Brouilly hill, 150m above sea level on a blue granite terroir facing south-east.
  • Vinification and maturation
    The grapes are harvested by hand and at maturity. They are then fermented with indigenous yeasts according to Burgundian tradition. Manual pigeages are practiced. 1/3 of the harvest will be high on tap.
  • Features
    The color is ruby with good intensity and violet reflections. On the nose, notes of small black and red fruits, with a dominance of minerality. With aeration, the wine seems more lively and enchanting. In the mouth, the wine has a round and fat attack. This attack is carried by a frame of beautiful fruits that take a more tangy character on the palate. The tannins are coated. This wine will have more complexity with a few years of aging from 4 to 5 years.
  • Food Pairings
    Ideal with meats, roasted chicken, grilled steak, a fondue Bourguignonne or fresh cheeses like Saint Marcellin and Saint Félicien.
  • Medals / Press reviews
    92 Points, Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com, Dec 9, 2014 “Wild ferment, very low sulfur dioxide levels. Wonderful nose of floral red cherry fruit with a sappy, herby edge and some sweet raspberry notes. Lovely perfume. The palate is very fresh with pure, grippy raspberry fruit. Nice freshness and detail. Incredibly drinkable with no excess weight: lean and pure.” | 91 pts Parker 2009 “The Brun 2009 Côte de Brouilly allies lushness of texture to liveliness, lift,and refreshment, and ripeness of blackberry and mulberry with a stonelicking undertone as well as invigorating piquancy and tartness that remind me of chomping down on the berry seeds.”