Brouilly 100% Cotton Les Mines

Pierre Cotton

Brouilly
Type

Red Wine

Appelation

Brouilly AOP

Variety

Gamay

Typically, the domaine only produces one wine from Brouilly: 100% Cotton, a blend of two parcels ('Les Mines' and 'Bonnège'). In 2020, Pierre and Marine decided to make two separate cuvées because this is the last year that they will be able to harvest grapes from the Bonnège parcel, which their family has been leasing for two generations (it was recently sold and reclaimed by the new owner). To make things even more confusing - because these ephemeral cuvées only exist for one year – they decided to use the 100% Cotton labels, so the indication will only be on the back label. Enjoy comparing these two terroirs in 2020, and if you don’t get the chance, don’t worry – we’ll return to 100% Cotton in the future, but only from Les Mines. All of the red wines at Cotton are vinified with native yeasts (without SO2) in concrete tanks and aged underground in century-old foudres that were originally built for holding beer, then were repurposed in the 1950s and 1960s.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Les Mines

Soil type

Pink granite

Vines planted in1960s-1970s
Vineyard size1,5 ha
PruningGobelet
ExpositionNorth
Vinification

Carbonic maceration with whole clusters and spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts

Elevage8 months in foudres
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered
Additional info
Total production average5300 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084443
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