Côte de Brouilly 2016

Stéphane Aviron


Terroir: The appellation of Côte de Brouilly sits on the high slopes of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly and is surrounded by the larger appellation of Brouilly. The Potel Aviron Côte de Brouilly is sourced from two separate vineyards. The first makes up about 75% of the blend and sits in the pour soils facing southwest on the hillside. Vines average 60+ years old. This parcel accounts for the wines depth and structure. The second parcel faces due south with younger vines (40+ years) and contributes ripe juicy fruit to the final blend.

Vinification: The two sources are vinified and aged separately until ready for the final blending and bottling. The wines are macerated and fermented in stainless steel followed by 12 months in the cellar in a combination of new and old oak.

Additional Information

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Côte de Brouilly
  • Winemaker: Stéphane Aviron
  • Sustainability: Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Sand, clay, quartz pebbles
  • Avg Vine Age: 40-60+ years
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Gamay

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
    "The 2016 Côte de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes offers up notes of ripe cherries, grilled meat and dark chocolate, followed by a medium to full-bodied, bright palate that's attractively crunchy but a little angular."

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