2017 Nicole Chanrion Domaine de la Voute des Crozes Cote de Brouilly

$21.49

Producer: Domaine de la Voute des Crozes
Region: 
Cote de Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Varietal: 
Gamay
Year: 2017

Retail Price: $24.99
Our Price: $21.49

Featured in our Wine Buyer's Selection: 12 Wines to Try Now blog post!

"When Nicole Chanrion began her career in the 1970s, convention relegated women to the enology labs and kept them out of the cellars—even her mother thought winemaking was man’s work—but she would not be deterred from her dream of becoming a vigneronne.

With six generations of family tradition preceding her, she grew up helping her father in both the vineyards and the cellar in the Côte-de-Brouilly, one of the southernmost crus of the northern Beaujolais. Though she is mild-mannered and slight of build, her determination and conviction have consistently defied all doubts.

Ever since taking over the family domaine in 1988, she works all 6.5 hectares entirely by herself, from pruning the vineyards and driving the tractors to winemaking and bottling, all without bravado or fanfare. In 2000 she became president of the Côte-de-Brouilly appellation, a position of respect and importance among peers. It’s small wonder then that she is affectionately referred to as “La Patronne de la Côte,” or the Boss of la Côte

The Côte-de-Brouilly appellation itself sits on the hillsides of Mont Brouilly, a prehistoric volcano that left blue schist stones and volcanic rock along its slopes. These stones yield structured wines with pronounced minerality and great aging potential.

After her formal training at the viticultural school in Beaune Nicole began working at a her family’s domaine and gained a deeper appreciation of the traditional winemaking techniques of the Beaujolais: hand harvesting, whole cluster fermentation, aging the wines in large oak foudres for at least nine months, and bottling unfiltered. The resulting wines are powerful, with loads of pure fruit character and floral aromas."

Tasting Notes: "Ripe red berries are laced with hints of schist from the soil, expanding through a soft finish of well-integrated tannins. Clean and buoyant, it has the guts to stand up to most foods."

Drink With: Roast Chicken Dinner in Dutch Oven

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