Brouilly 100% Cotton

Pierre Cotton

Brouilly
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Brouilly AOP

Variety

Gamay

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.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

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Soil type

Vinification

Whole cluster carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts

ElevageAgeing in wooden "foudres" and barrels during 8 months
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and Unfiltered
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