Chateau des Tours Vieilles Vignes Brouilly

Gamay   ABV: 14%   Bottle Size: 750ml   Format: Single

Country: France

Region: Beaujolais

$31.22

In stock

93 points, James Suckling
“Ripe forest-berry, pomegranate, licorice and wild-herb aromas pour from the glass of this exceptional Brouilly. Very concentrated, with plenty of fine tannin and uplifting mineral freshness, this keeps pumping out the fruit at the very long, focused finish. Sustainable. Drink or hold.”

Beaujolais is located just below the southern tip of Burgundy wine country. North of Lyon, city of lights and capital of gastronomy, Beaujolais is home to 10 crus, including the largest of them, Brouilly, a few kilometers from Mâcon.

Chateau des Tours is a flagship in the region.  With 50 hectares in Brouilly, and an addtional 20 hectrares in the nearby town of Saint-Lager, nature and biodiversity are respected so that the terroir is expressed through a deep and intense interpretation of Gamay.  The old vines that this wine is produced from form an amphitheater around the Château.

At 328 meters above sea level, the vineyard enjoys great southern/south-eastern sun exposure. The sand, which heats up quickly, diffuses this heat and helps the vines grow and the grapes ripen.  The poor, acidic, and shallow soils produce firmer and better-balanced berries than in richer soils. The aromas and flavors are more intense. Although brittle on the surface, the subsoil is compact with crystalline rock (gneiss, diorite, granite, and shale). As it breaks down, the shale releases minerals like iron, potassium, and magnesium that give the wine its specific character.

This age-worthy wine offers distinct aromas of ripe fruit and spices. Powerful and rounded, this wine is complex and has a long and silky finish. A great vintage for cellaring.  This wine over-delivers at it's regular price, but the club price makes it a true delight!!

 

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