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2016 Pierre Cotton Cote de Brouilly Les Grilles

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September 25, 2022 - $42



95The Wine Advocate

...excellent, unfurling in the glass with a stunningly projected bouquet of rose petals, candied violets, espresso roast, wild blueberries and ripe cherries. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and ample, with a generous core of fruit, tangy acids and fine-grained, stony structuring tannins.

94Vinous / IWC

... Pungent, mineral-accented cherry and black raspberry scents pick up a spicy accent... Vibrant red/dark berry flavors are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity, and a suave floral pastille nuance emerges on the back half. Concentrated but lively as well, showing no rough edges on the strikingly long, subtly tannic finish, which emphatically echoes the floral and mineral notes. This wine's marriage of power to finesse is impressive.


France, Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly

Côte de Brouilly is a Beaujolais Cru appellation carved out of the hillsides of Mount Brouilly, a 1,585-foot-high extinct volcano. Côte de Brouilly has 720 acres of vineyards and, like virtually all of Beaujolais, the only grape grown is Gamay. Some 200,000 cases of wine are produced here annually. Because the vineyards rise up the slopes of Mont Brouilly, the grapes grown in this appellation mature more quickly and become sweeter than those of the Brouilly appellation around the mountain. Appellation regulations demand that Côte de Brouilly wines therefore have a slightly higher minimum alcohol content of 10.5% than the wines of Brouilly, which must have minimum levels of 10%.


Red Wine, Gamay, Cru Beaujolais

The Gamay grape produces a light, versatile and food-friendly wine. It is best known for making Beaujolais Nouveau, but it is also grown in Loire and Tours. Thankfully the 14th C. Duke of Burgundy’s degree to ban the grape did not spread through all of France.