Domaine Les Roches Bleues Brouilly Le Cru du Volcan 2017
This excellent Brouilly comes from a small parcel of vines owned by a single domaine near the summit of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly.
The old, short goblet trained vines growing in this favoured corner of Brouilly, sit on bluey-purple layers of manganese soil (les roches bleues) under the 1585 foot Mont Brouilly. The summit of Brouilly has also been a place of worship since 1857, when a chapel was built for the protection of the vines from oidium (vine mildew). This wine was crafted from a parcel of vines in a single domaine near the summit of this long extinct volcano (hence Volcan in the name of the wine). Grapes are hand-picked and whole-berry fermented for 5-8 days (maceration carbonique) followed by a further 2 or 3 on the skins in order to keep plenty of aromatic young fruit yet add a splash of subtle tannins to give greater weight.
This excellent Brouilly comes from a small parcel of vines owned by a single domaine. This is near the summit of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly - hence the name 'Le Cru du Volcan'. Gamay grapes are hand-picked and fermented in the classic Beaujolais technique of whole-berry 'Carbonic maceration'. The wine spends a little time on it's grape skins, which adds further depth and structure to the wine.
This has a fragrant aroma of plums, raspberry and violets with a hint of marzipan. The palate has lots of juicy plum and red berry fruit, along with an earthy edge. This has a silky mouthfeel, with a touch of tannin, and a long fresh finish.
|Country Of Origin||France|
|Producer||Domaine Les Roches Bleues|
|Food Pairing||BBQ, Cheese, Game, Poultry, Sausage|