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Discover the AOC Côte-de-Brouilly!

Updated on December 14, 2022

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 Mont Brouilly, of which it covers almost all the slopes. It is 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 the Mont Brouilly. It is not very high: it climbs to only 483 meters, but it is very recognizable with its vine-covered flanks and its Auvergne volcano look. Because yes, the Mont Brouilly is of volcanic origin. These particular rocks (the blue granite) are the soil from which the wine made here draws all its qualities. Go up there!

At the top of Mont Brouilly, here is the chapel of 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 are one of the 10 crus of the Beaujolais. They are full-bodied red wines, more so than their cousins fromBrouilly, because of the differences in soil of course. Moreover, don't be in a hurry to open them, they gain a lot from being aged for a few years! You will then be able to appreciate their generosity, their elegance and their perfect balance.

Tasting advice of the AOC Côte-de-Brouilly

In the region, it is loved to accompany the famous poultry liver cake. You can also try it with awhite fishormeat in sauceYou'll be able to tell us all about it!

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