Taste Defined by Natural Forces
The Côte de Brouilly appellation is one of the Beaujolais wine sub-regions in East France. The vineyard is attached to the slopes of Mount Brouilly, which it covers almost all. The region covers a total area of about 3.5 square kilometers.
Some sides of the Brouilly mountain inevitably have less good exposure, but the steep slopes in lands of Côte de Brouilly appellation compensate for good grapes cultivation. The soils are made of the famous “blue stone Brouilly” which makes them hard and recall their volcanic origins by the presence of quartzites and metadiorite. This typicality of soils is found in vineyards.
Perfectly Balanced Red Wines
On the nose, they are powerful and, of course, with aromas of red fruits from the Gamay, but also black cherry and spices. Soft and coated, these wines are also tannic. A perfect balance with a long persistence that makes wines interesting to aging (good aging potential).
The Côte-de-Brouilly AQC is recognized by the National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO) as a Protected Designation of Origin (AOC) since the decree of 19 October 1938.
A part of the important features of Côte-de-Brouilly appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Blue stone Brouilly, granites and shales.
- Taste: Tannic.
- Wine color: Red wine.
- Aromas: Red fruits, black cherry, and spices.
- Aging potential: 2 – 25 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C