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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Ch. de la Chaize Brouilly 2004
Ch. de la Chaize Brouilly 2004
(search item no. 84529)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $15.29

Winemaker's Notes:

This ruby-coloured wine is rich in fruit aromas. It is made exclusively out of Gamay, a black grape with a white juice. The vine harvest is handmade according to a very strict selection of the ground provenances. The grapes are carried into open vats not exceeding 1.5 tons of grapes, in order to avoid crushing, and then poured into stainless-steel vats. The semi - carbonic vinification lasts for 8 days until the wine reaches 12,5° degrees of alcool, all without neither pumping, nor bursting or picking off. Pressing is made made with a single pneumatic press.

The Castle of Chaize is located on the mounts of the Beaujolais, between Mâcon and Villefranche-on-Saone, 40 km north of Lyon, in the south of Burgundy. The 98 hectares vineyard all in the "Brouilly appellation" area, grows on granitic schists hills facing south-south-east and is the most important estate in Beaujolais.

The castle was built into 1676 after the plans of the Versailles architect Jules-Hardouin Mansart for François of La Chaize d' Aix, the younger brother of the Rev Father de La Chaize, Confessor of King Louis XIV of France. The French Gardens have been designed by Le Nôtre., the garden architect of Versailles, have been listed in 1972 together with the castle and the wine-cellars as Historical Monuments.

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About Chateau de la Chaize:

Chateau de la Chaize produces the country's best known Brouilly - the most elegant of wines from the largest of the ten individual vineyard appellations in the Beaujolais district, producing the finest Beaujolais. This magnificent estate designed in 1676 by the architects of Versailles (Mansart & Le Notre) is an absolute showplace - magnificently tended vineyards, parks, gardens and a stunning Château, the largest in Beaujolais.