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Ch de Pierreux Bourgogne Gamay `Monopole`

Brouilly, Beaujolais

Château de Pierreux

Château de Pierreux is a 77 hectare estate situated in the heart of Brouilly...

It is one of the finest domaines in the Beaujolais region, with a magnificent château and winery built during the Renaissance. It has been managed by Jean-Claude Boisset since the 2002 vintage with François Jaubert as the winemaker and Gregory Patriat consulting. The vineyards are planted on highly absorbent sandy soil, consisting of pink granite sprinkled with blue volcanic rocks. The 50 year old vines are ‘gobelet’, or ‘bush’, trained at a density of around 10,000 vines per hectare.

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Vineyards

The grapes for this wine are almost all grown in the northern part of the Brouilly appellation in south / south-east facing vineyards. The estate is farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles and vines are ‘Gobelet‘ trained with low yields averaging 40 hectolitres per hectare.

Vintage information

A cold and rainy spring was followed by a dry and cool June.  Sunny weather in July allowed for good fruit maturation. Harvest began at the end of September.

Vinification

This Gamay was made like a Pinot Noir using 50% whole bunches and gentle manual punch downs in cement vats, using ambient yeasts. Maceration took place at 28°C for 15 days to extract colour and to give structure. The wine was then aged in 40 hl foudres with malolactic fermentation taking place over ten months. The wine was bottled in July 2014.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby-red in colour, this wine has bright blackcurrant aromas complemented by notes of pepper, clove and liquorice. It is powerful on the palate with great full-bodied texture and length. 

Vintage information

Vintage 2013
Grape varieties 100% Gamay
Region Brouilly, Beaujolais
Winemaker François Jaubert
Consultant Winemaker Gregory Patriat & Laure Guilloteau
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 5g/l
Residual Sugar 2g/l
Wine pH 3.53