Personality of the cuvée
a 1.5 ha plot in Pierreux at the foot of Mont Brouilly. Buying these vines in 2006 took on a family feel, as it was here that Martine’s grandmother was born and spent her youth. The latter’s father was winemaker at Château de Pierreux.
From the vine to the glass
the soil is made up of granitic scree from Mont Brouilly giving structure to this wine that is sound and pure on the palate. The name Pierreux certainly comes from the word “pierres” (stones), illustrating the make-up of the soil. Vineyard 60 years old. Grape variety: Gamay Integrated vinegrowing, goblet pruning, manual harvest at full ripeness Traditional Beaujolais vinification with “rack and return”, 10 to 12-day maceration in vats, no yeast seeding, no chaptalisation, minimum SO2, pneumatic pressing. Maturing: 6 months in old oak tuns.
enjoy it young on the fruit or keep it for up to 8 years. Peak: 2 - 4 years.
Serving temperature: 12 °C.
Matching it with food
Brouilly has the great advantage of being the perfect partner to a multitude of dishes, so many in fact that we’re not going to list them all. Please feel free to have a look at the pairings for our other red wines This is a very versatile wine; Set in the heart of the Beaujolais vinegrowing region it is bordered to the north by its brothers, the Crus and to the south by its cousins, Beaujolais Villages. Original pairing: with quail and truffles or an oxtail risotto.
Robe - deep dark ruby.
Nose - starting of on the floral side (violet), followed by deeper, ripe fruit aromas.
Palate - both refined and firm The granitic soil gives the wine a beautiful pure, forthright texture on a foundation of rounded tannins. The end is long and fresh. A mix of small red and black fruit: cherry, strawberry, blackberry. There may be a touch of liquorice at the end.