This 2.30 ha vineyard has been worked for many years by the elders of the Colonge family; we were handed the baton at the 2011 harvest.
Brouilly is the southernmost of the Beaujolais Crus. The terroir and its siliceous-clay soils give us a robust wine with black fruit and sweet spice aromas and flavours.
Whole bunch, semi-carbonic maceration is at low temperatures. It lasts around a fortnight and gives us round and silky tannins.
- - A thick deep ruby robe with cherry tints.
- - Really racy with loads of style, the nose tends more to the complex than to the exuberant. It gives a succession of jammy black fruit, spice and liquorice notes, to which are added a touch of minerality and smoke.
- - Very thick and silky on the attack, the mouthfeel is warm, set around powerful cellaring tannins. Notes of fruit in brandy give way to a finish that centres on spice.
- - Indisputably a great showcase for the terroir, this thoroughbred cellaring Brouilly will seduce lovers of the style.
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