The Brouilly comes from family holdings just outside of Odenas at lower elevation than the Côte de Brouilly. The Brouilly tends to be a bit lighter and fresher. Brouilly was the second wine that Pierre produced, and decided to stick with the same name - 100% Cotton. Of course, all of the other wines from the domaine are also made 100% by Pierre and Marine, but the name only stuck for the first two wines. All of the red wines at Cotton are vinified with native yeasts and without SO2 in concrete tanks, then age underground in century-old foudres that were originally built for holding beer, then were repurposed in the 1950s and 1960s.
Bonnèges and Les Mines
The grapes come from two plots : Bonnèges and Les Mines. The soils are granitic silty for the first one and granitic for the second one
Vine ageOld vines
Carbonic maceration vinification in whole bunch, spontaneous fermentations in native yeasts
ElevageAged in foudres 8 months, unfiltered, unfined
Harvest typeHand Harvested