Côte de Brouilly 2017

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

Finesse, elegance and roundness are the characteristics of this wine. This wine shows loads of rich red and dark berry fruit, spice notes, and very good concentration. It has a soft texture with a touch of spice.
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: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Offering up aromas of cherries, raspberries and peonies, Avrion's 2017 Côte de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with melting tannins, ripe acids and an open-knit, charming profile. It isn't the most serious offering in his portfolio this year, but it's a delicious, accessible red that's already drinking well."

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