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Wine Details
Frédéric Maignet, Consultant Oenologist talking with Grégory Barbet, President, in the cellars while sampling red wines

Brouilly Tradition 2018

Beaujolais
  • 75cl bottle

Beautiful ruby colour with a powerful and delicate bouquet of peony and red fruits. The silky tannins bring roundness and a lot of charge.

Vineyards

Facing Mount Brouilly, the Château and its vines spread southwards over a purple granite hill - contrary to the rest of Brouilly, which is mostly planted on sandy soil.

Vintage

2018 was the rainiest winter for 60 years. Though average temperatures were normal, this does not reflect how variable the conditions of 2018 were: a harsh December, mild January and a cold February. As a result, budburst happened late in mid-April. Spring was a turning point: sunny, dry and warm, which allowed the vines to catch up and indeed continue ahead of the curve. Mid June then marked the beginning of a drought that continued until the first day of harvest. Harvest began right at the end of August and had to be done vigilantly to avoid over-concentration in the grapes picked later - the heatwave continued. 2018 could well be compared to 2009 with deep colour, complex aromas and remarkable fruit intensity.

Winemaking

Traditional Burgundian vinification takes place with destemmed grapes and maturation on fine lees.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses
Enjoy with slow cooked lamb or beef.