Our “solar” plot that benefits from a fine south-east-facing position on steep slopes.
A majority of white-juiced Gamay noir and a few Chardonnay vines that add finesse (1–2%)
5 ha south-facing vineyard half-way up the hillside; already famous in the 17th century, as Louvet wrote in his History of the Beaujolais Wine Region written in 1635:
“on the hill of Brulhié (Brouilly), in the parish of Oudenas (Odenas) […] which slope or hill bears the best wines of the region”.
Shallow soil over “blue stones” a magmatic rock also called Metadiorite.
The vines are at a density of 7,000 vines/ha laid out with grassed and flower strips for the diversification of the flora and to let our small, light tractors through, we alternate tilling with controlled natural grassing. Hand-picking
Converting to Organic, Terra Vitis certified for 12 years.
The grapes are wholly picked by hand and vinified partly in whole bunches in our hillside cellars, whose successive levels allow us to make maximum use of gravity, so as to avoid using either pumps or conveyors for the grapes. After pressing, the wine is matured in oak tuns for 7–9 months.
Fresh, fruity bouquet of cherries, wild strawberries, and peony; juicy and mineral on the palate, with a fresh finish of black fruits and a hint of spices.
630 route du Mont Brouilly - 69460 ODENAS
Phone: 04 74 03 47 53 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org