Located in the southern Beaujolais, Brouilly is one of the most well-known an
Maturation The wines are barrelled for 15 to 20 months, according to vintage, in oak casks, of which 20 to 40% are new, with a variety of origins of wood coming from Tronçais, Nevers, Vosges, and Burgundy. Maturation in new casks brings the fragrances and tannin of the wood, and also, via its porosity, limited natural oxygenation helps with maturation of the wine. Whilst the wine is maturing, it is regularly stirred up (bâtonné), putting the lees back into suspension, bringing more body, roundness and colour to the wine. Racking takes place prior to bottling, with no fining, just light filtration, preserving the natural riches of the appellation. Tasting notes Deep and full ruby-red colour. Very attractive nose, it has lovely red fruit with sweet spice aromas. Sizeable attack on the palate, it has fine and well wrapped tannins, with a beautifully fleshy red fruit finish.