Cote de Brouilly wine appellation in the Beaujolais region of France

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Cote de Brouilly wine appellation
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Cote de Brouilly is a 290 hectare wine appellation in the Beaujolais region of France producing fine wines from the Gamay grape.
The vineyards grow on the slopes of Mount Brouilly which is covered in volcanic soils.
There are three levels of Beaujolais wines. The first level is labelled Beaujolais, the second is labelled Beaujolais Villages (where the grapes are grown in specified communes) and the third level is the ten 'crus' where the finest wines are made (Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Côte de Brouilly and Régnié).
This is a cru appellation that is not named after a commune in the Beaujolais area. Rather it is named after an area. The communes on the slopes of Mount Brouilly that are part of this appellation are Odenas, Saint-Lager, Quincie and Cercié. Here the vineyards thrive on granitic soils and some schist soils.
 
     
     
     


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