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  • Côte de Brouilly

    Surface: 316 hectares

    Production in 2014
    : 15 213 hectolitres / approx. 2 028 000 bottles

    Soils
    : These complex soils are formed of seams of « blue stone » mingled with very resistant microdiorites and more friable shale. Almost two thirds of the vineyards are implanted on steep, stony slopes.

    Attributes
    : Generosity and elegance

    Aspect
    : Purple in colour

    Nose
    : Fresh grapes and iris flowers

    Palate
    : Delicate and tensile

    Characteristics
    : At the summit of Mont Brouilly, the veritable emblem of the appellation, the vines cover a small area across four communes: Saint-Lager,
    Odenas, Quincié, and Cercié. The wines of Côte de Brouilly are generous, with fine tannins and aromas evocative of pepper, with small macerated black berry fruits and mineral notes.

  • Fleurie

    Surface: 840 hectares

    Production in 2014: 41 183 hectolitres / approx. 5 491 000 bottles

    Soils: A terroir with an archetypal granitic soil, with over 90% of pink granite, with here and there variations in evolution and depth with the formation of clay strata. The landscape is also characterised by its very steep, sometimes dramatic inclines.

    Attributes: Elegance and voluptuousness

    Aspect: Carmine red

    Nose: Iris, violet, rose, red fruits and vine peaches

    Palate: Elegant, refined

    Characteristics: This appellation has the geographical particularity of sloping down from a ridge made up of a series of peaks: the fût d’Avenas, the Col
    de Durbize, the Col des Labourons, and the Pic Raymont. The mount of La Madone towers over the appellation offering a fabulous panorama over all the vineyards. It is situated entirely in the commune of Fleurie which owes its name to a Roman legionary.

  • Saint-Amour

    Surface: 302 hectares

    Production in 2014
    : 15 438 hectolitres / approx. 2 million bottles

    Soils
    : The soils are of an enormous diversity, including not only ancient alluvial clay and flinty clay but also granite, slate and even limestone rock. The altitude is between 240 and 320 metres with moderate inclines.

    Attribu
    tes: Vivacity, refinement and balance, capturing all the fruit characters of Gamay

    Aspect
    : Clear ruby red

    Nose
    : Kirsch, spices, peony, iris, raspberry, violet

    Palate
    : Lively with good balance; fruity and floral

    Characteristics
    : AOC Saint-Amour is situated in the commune of the same name in the department of Saone-et-Loire. Its heterogeneous soils of granite, slate and
    clay give rise to two types of wine – light and gourmand with aromas of iris and violet, and often raspberry, but also powerful and complex with aromas of kirsch and spice.

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  • Video : AOC Brouilly

    Hello! Today’s Beaujolais Moment that I want to share with you is in Brouilly, amongst the vines of one of the 10 Beaujolais crus.