2017 Château de la Terriére Beaujolais Brouilly
100% Gamay Noir from Brouilly, one of the ten "Cru" of the Beaujolais region - the most prestigious villages of the region! 70+ year-old vines. Traditional whole-bunch vinification. Approx. 15-day maceration. Aged for 9 months in cements vats. This is NOT Beaujoalis Nouveau! This is serious wine - delicious and ageworthy. Looking for a stunning Pinor Noir alternative?? Here it is - at a fraction of the cost!!
The Château de la Terrière has stood in Cercié since the 14th century, in the heart of the Beaujolais region. It is one of the oldest estates in the region. After belonging to successive generations of lords, Château de la Terrière was bought in 2003 and important works have been done in the cellars and in the vineyards. The vines cover a total of 28 hectares and are 50 years old on average. They extend due south, to the mid-slope of a granite hill. The aim of Frédéric Maignet, who is in charge of the château, is to give the wine enough time to fully develop its expression and reflect the complexity of the terroir.
90 Points – Vinous Media. “Bright ruby. A fragrant bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, pungent flowers and peppery spices, and a smoky mineral nuance emerges with air. Chewy, focused and spicy on the palate, offering densely packed boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter on the back half. Shows solid thrust on the long, gently tannic finish, which leaves a repeating floral note behind.”