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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Chateau de Pierreux Brouilly 2007
Chateau de Pierreux Brouilly 2007
(search item no. 105647)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vines harvested by hand. Pre-ferment maceration then pressing and racking in oak vats to comlete fermentation. No use of external yeasts, enzymes or other oenological products.

Medium purple and ruby color. The nose speaks of blackcurrant, redcurrant, blueberry and other small red fruits. The mouth has sweet tannins and is rich of floral flavors as iris and violet. There is a good balance between a lovely freshness of fruit and velvety of tannins.

When young accompany with eggs in red wine sauce. In a year or two it will be a perfect match for tender poultry from Bresse. Can be aged for 3-5 years.

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About Chateau de Pierreux:

Chateau de Pierreux, a 190-acres estate in Brouilly with a magnificent chateau winery built during the Renaissance, is one of the finest domains in the Beaujolais region. Our winemaker, Patrice Monternier, has 25 years of direct experience working with this terroir, inheriting expertise from his father, the winemaker before him. Here the sandy, pink granite soil sprinkeld with blue volcanic rocks is perfect for our Gamay grapes with 4,000 vines planted per 100 acres. Using ecologically friendly viticulture, working with vary low yields, selecting the oldest vines, restricting any unnecessary treatment, and using only narrative yeasts in the winery, we produce grapes (and ultimately wine) marked by the authentic character of their terroir.