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Grandes Mises

The style of the “Les Grandes Mises” wines is the result of the encounter of two sister regions : Burgundy and the Beaujolais.

It is inspired by Burgundian tradition that utilizes long vinifications. The Beaujolais contribution is the emblematic varietal – Gamay – which grows on granitic soils.

Mommessin’s specific technique of delestage allows these handcrafted wines, intended for laying down, to showcase their own unique personality.


The appellation “Côte-de-Brouilly” was first authorised in 1934 with the vineyard owners on the Brouilly hillside concerned that the wine would lose its identity with the recent extension of the “Broully” appellation. Côte-de-Brouilly is considered richer and more structured in style than Brouilly.

Grape varietal

Black Gamay with white juice.


The vineyard, situated totally on the steep slopes of Mount Brouilly is at 400 metres and faces South- West. It is on granite and very hard schist, of blue colour referred to ask “diorites”. Mount Brouilly is a former volcano dating back to the Primary era.

Vine and soil

Age of Vines: 56 years-old
Yield: 52 hectolitres per hectare
Plots: From a selected vineyard situated at the base of the steep Mont Brouilly slopes, with a rigorous selection on the property of the partner-grower. The vineyard faces East but benefits from fine sunshine thanks to the rounded hillside. The vines are pruned “en gobelet” and managed with sustainable farming methods.

Vinification and maturing

Harvest began on the 30. of August 2018.

Burgundy-style vinification: 80% of the grapes have been destemmed. Then, the harvest has been placed in a concrete vat by gravity.

Maceration: 25 days with frequent over-pumping. The temperature was maintained at 28°C, to extract the colour and the fruit, for the necessary suppleness and sweetness to counter-balance the very mineral terroir. 30% of the wine has been put in 6-year barrel by gravity, to preserv the mineral typicity of the appellation and soften the tannins. 228-litre oak Burgundy barrels of French origin, mainly from the Troncais forest undergo a medium « firing », to give a light toasted style.

 30% of the wine is aged 11 months in aok barrels, and the rest is matured in vat on fine lies.

Bottled in February 2020 after a very light filtration.

17 540 bottles in total.

Food and wine pairing

A good match with old-fashionned chicken-liver gateau or meat / poultry dishes in sauce, such as duck magrets, or with goat cheese.

Tasting notes

A characteristic mineral terroir, associated with a long maceration and oak ageing reveal a remarkable wine.

The nose reveals discreet aromas of red fruits with violets and peonies. The taste, lightly smoked, follows with a fine balance of silky tannins and red-burry fruits, spicy and chocolate notes with an excellent long finish.

Serving suggestions

Serve ideally at a temperature of 15°C to 18°C. (59-65°F.).

Ageing potential

A wine full of charm and vivacity in its youth. It will develop finesse and elegance after several years (3 to 8 years).