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La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017

$31.95

La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017 -40-year-old vines are handpicked followed by a 14-day whole cluster semi-carbonic maceration in concrete and steel tanks. A floral scent with hints of cherries and plums. Juicy and fresh fruit with long with marked acidity and fresh tannins that add some gentle grip to the tenacious finish.

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La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017

La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017 -40-year-old vines are handpicked followed by a 14-day whole cluster semi-carbonic maceration in concrete and steel tanks. A floral scent with hints of cherries and plums. Juicy and fresh fruit with long with marked acidity and fresh tannins that add some gentle grip to the tenacious finish.

La Côte Etoilée (“starred hill”) has been owned by the Griveau family for three generations; their small, 12-hectare domain is located to the south of the Burgundy region of France. This site has been used as a vine-growing land since ancient Roman times.

Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly are the most southernly crus of Beaujolais. Côte means hillside in French, but the Côte de Brouilly isn’t actually a hillside at all – it’s an ancient volcano. Vines are grown on the ancient volcano’s slopes, where they get more sun and better drainage than the surrounding plains of Brouilly. This creates wines that are a bit riper, more serious, and more ageable than little brother Brouilly (whilst remaining friendly and fresh). The average age of the vines is 50 years – but some were planted almost a century ago.

 

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Brands

La Cote Etoilee Cuvee Pierreux

Country

Beaujolais, France

Price

$20 – $50

Varietal

Gamay

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