Largest of Beaujolais

Brouilly is the largest wine area in Beaujolais of Burgundy. Brouilly appellation is a sub-region for red wines and produces from vineyards in central-north Beaujolais. This appellation’s exact location is west of Belleville Sur Saone, south of Morgon and Moulin à Vent. Brouilly is also located on the West hillside of the Mont Brouilly, entirely planted with vines. Beaujolais is one of the best-known sub-regions in the wine world situated in the East of France. It covers about 20% of the Beaujolais wine region.

The altitude of Brouilly is up to 450 meters.

Nurtured by The Earth

The soils of this appellation are clay, granite, bluestone, alluvial sands, and limestone. In other words, four types of soil make up this terroir: in the west, a pink soil on a granitic base; in the east, a darker gravelly soil on a less acid rock; in the south, a clay-limestone and siliceous soil; and in places a soil full of bursts of weathered rock.

Rich Gamay Grapes

Cotes de Brouilly grows on the slopes of the hill, whereas Brouilly grows at the bottom. Wines are fruity and full of flavor. The grapes from the Gamay grape are harvested at good maturity and harvested following local practice. The result is ruby-red wines with aromas of red fruits (cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant), licorice, coffee, and a floral note of peony. Winemakers can add other grapes than Gamay into the wine.  The wine is more concentrated as the grapes get more sun. Brouilly is better when drinking young.

Harmonious, fleshy, and vinous on the palate, they are average medium wines.


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A part of the important features of Brouilly appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Granite and limestone.
  • Taste: fruity.
  • Wine color: Red wine.
  • Aromas: Red fruits (cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant), licorice, coffee, and a floral note of peony.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 7 years.
  • Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 13.30 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Brouilly
Grapes: Gamay up to 85% and white grapes such Chardonnay, aligoté and Melon are allowed up to 15%.
Types of Wines: Red Wine

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