Pierre Cotton Côte de Brouilly ‘Les Grilles’ 2016 Magnum
Expressive, vital nose of raspberries, red cherries and some floral notes. The palate is supple and fresh with nice raspberries to the fore. Quite grainy and structured with a nice grip. Structured and taut.
Organic. 100% Gamay. Parcel: Les Grilles. Vine Age: planted in the 1950s. Size: 1.5 ha. Soil: Corne Verte – a blend of yellow and pink granite, clay, and diorite. This soil is only found in this 1.5 hectare parcel called Les Grilles, or The Grids, which refers to the various layers of rock, located on the slope just next to the winery in Odénas. Vinification: Semi-carbonic in large concrete tanks. No sulphur added. Elevage: 11 months in used foudres and barrels ranging from 14 to 42 hl in size.