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CÔTE DE BROUILLY

Les Grandes Mises
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Origins

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 varietals

Black Gamay with white juice.

Terroir

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.

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.

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).