Pierre Cotton Les Mines - AOC Brouilly 2019 Magnum
Old vines on very pure pink granite. Very intense fruit driven wine, with the warming core of minerality we expect from this type of granite in the south of Beaujolais.
Typically, the domaine only produces one wine from Brouilly: 100% Cotton, a blend of two parcels (Les Mines and Bonnège). In 2020, Pierre and Marine decided to make two separate cuvées, as this is the last year that they will be able to harvest grapes from the Bonnège parcel, which their family has been leasing for two generations (it was recently sold and reclaimed by the new owner). To make things even more confusing - because these ephemeral cuvées only exist for one year – they decided to use the 100% Cotton labels, so the indication will only be on the back label. Enjoy comparing these two terroirs in 2020, and if you don’t get the chance, don’t worry – we’ll return to 100% Cotton in the future, but only from Les Mines. All of the red wines at Cotton are vinified with native yeasts and without SO2 in concrete tanks, then age underground in century-old foudres that were originally built for holding beer, then were repurposed in the 1950s and 1960s.