2017 COTE DE BROUILLY CUVEE PREMIERE
Cote means hillside in French, but the Cote de Brouilly isn’t actually a hillside – it’s an ancient volcano. The terroir is marked by the presence of diorite – a mottled blue stone that is the result of ancient volcanic activity. Soils composed of diorite on the slopes of Mont Brouilly tend to be thin and stony, with some clay, and offer a well-drained, optimum base for viticulture.
40 year old vines that are handpicked followed by a 14 day whole cluster semi-carbonic maceration in concrete and steel tanks.
PRESS | 93 VIN
“Lurid ruby. Highly perfumed boysenberry, cherry and lavender pastille scents show excellent clarity and pick up a bright mineral overtone with air. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering concentrated red fruit and spicecake flavors that smoothly blend power and delicacy. Tightens up on the back half and finishes with impressive focus and silky, even tannins that add gentle grip to the tenacious finish.” - Josh Raynolds
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