This is a charming 7 hectares Domaine owned and run by Nicole Chanrion, who is a star grower. Together with her son Romain, they produce delicious, pure Côte de Brouilly. Their vines are east facing, some slightly south facing. The alluvial soils here are very diverse and the roches bleues give a mineral, pepper spice note to the wine. Nicole looks to produce a balanced and stable wine in the most natural sense possible. She explains “Wine is living. It is complex. We must respect it.” Very little sulphur is used – just after malo – but only for the sake of conserving the wine. Their philosophy of working is ‘Terra Vitis’. This is a very elegant wine, super charming on the nose, with great vibrancy on the palate with good fruit content and minerality. It shows what classy wines you can get from the crus of Beaujolais, where Gamay can shine brightly and show what serious wines it can produce.
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