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Brouilly

Appellation Village

Grape Variety :

Gamay.

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Vineyard

Site: the souternmost Cru of Beaujolais, Brouilly is also one of the most famous and largest. The vines are planted on steep slopes.
History & Tradition: from a distance, Mont Brouilly looks like a volcano. There is a small chapel at the top. It was built in 1857 to place the vineyard under the protection of the Virgin Mary.
Soil: varied, from granite to alluvial sediment.

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Viticulture

Density: 9 000 vines/ha, to check the strength of the varietal.
Pruning: Gobelet method (Goblet pruning), very short, to control yield.

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Vinification

Harvesting: by hand.
Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.
Maceration: 4 to 10 days.
Ageing: stainless steel vat.

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Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"An elegant Beaujolais: intense ruby-red colour; on the nose, aromas of violet, lilac, sometimes blackberry and cranberry. Supple tannins, with lively acidity. On the palate, the wine leaves a pleasant note of wild berries".

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Vintage

The wines show an intense, dark, almost black colour. Notes of black fruit and spices. Extremely supple, it is one of the best vintages since 2003. 2009 is showing its breed and will rightfully take its place among those vintages ending in "9" in the last century, as well as 2005, 1978, 1961...

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Serving

Temperature: 15°C (57°F).
Cellaring: 2 to 6 years.

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