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Discover the AOC Côte-de-Brouilly!

After Brouilly and Moulin-à-Vent, Laetitia Allemand takes us to discover the AOC Côte-de-Brouilly. It is one of the ten crus of the Beaujolais. Recognized by the INAO as an AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) since 1938, the Côte-de-Brouilly owes its name to the Mont Brouilly, of which it covers almost all the slopes. It is moreover the volcanic nature of the hill, and in particular its particular rocks (the blue granite) which gives the Côte-de-Brouilly its qualities. Immediate boarding, direction Beaujolais!

The volcanic origin of Mont Brouilly

We are currently on Mont Brouilly. It is not very high: it climbs to only 483 metres, but it is very recognizable with its vine covered flanks and the look of the Auvergne volcano. For yes, Mont Brouilly is of volcanic origin. It is these particular rocks (blue granite) that make up the terroir from which the wine we make here draws all its qualities. See you up there!

At the top of Mont Brouilly, here is the chapel Notre Dame aux Raisins. You can't miss it, it has been there since 1857 to protect the vines it overlooks.

The AOC Côte-de-Brouilly : a well-structured wine, with a good ageing potential.

The Côte-de-Brouilly that the winegrowers produce here is one of the 10 Beaujolais crus. They are well-structured red wines, more than their cousins from Brouilly, because of the differences in soil of course. Moreover, don't be in too much of a hurry to open them, they gain a lot from aging a few years! You will be able to appreciate their generosity, elegance and perfect balance.

Tasting advices of the AOC Côte-de-Brouilly

In the region, we like it to accompany the famous chicken liver cake. You can also try it with a white fish or a meat in sauce, you will tell us about it!

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