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Brouilly `VV` Dom. Dubost 2013

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Producer
Domaine Dubost
Grape(s)
Gamay
Type
Red
Style
Juicy
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Alcohol Content (%)
12.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region between Mâcon and Lyon at the southern limit of Burgundy. The only vine variety authorised for red wines is Gamay, traditionally grown as free standing bush vines. A small amount of Chardonnay is also grown. The most favourable vineyard sites produce `villages` wines, and the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais represent the best vineyards of the region and produce the longest-lived and fullest style of Beaujolais.

Producer

Owned by the very talented winemaker Jean-Paul Dubost and produced from a collection of vineyards inherited from other family members. These richly concentrated `Cru` Beaujolais of Domaine Dubost reflect the distinct vineyard character and potential of Beaujolais. From Brouilly, the `Bruyere vineyard` is planted on a combination of mineral rich granite and schist soils which influence the wines complexity. The Morgon from `la Ballofiere` comes from bush vines grown on granite soils, whilst the Fleurie is on lighter soils. His wines are listed on most of the top gastronomic restaurants in Burgundy.

Tasting (Long)

Brouilly is one of the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais, the best vineyards of the region. The Bruyère vineyard is planted on a combination of mineral rich granite and schist soils, which influence the wines overall complexity. It is ripe with red fruits and rounded tannins, and shows exceptional concentration from low yielding 80-year-old Gamay vines. Smooth and refreshing with morello cherry flavours and a light smoky finish.

Tasting (Short)

The Bruyère vineyard is planted on a combination of mineral rich granite and schist soils, which influence the wine complexity. It is ripe with red fruits and rounded tannins, and shows exceptional concentration from low yielding 80-year-old Gamay vines.

Food

Combines particularly well with white meats, pates and duck dishes.

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