Cote de Brouilly
Located just next to the winery in Odenas, Cotton’s parcel of Côte de Brouilly is on a unique terroir of “corne verte” that Pierre says is found nowhere else in the Beaujolais. The Côte de Brouilly 100% Cotton was the first cuvée Pierre made and remains the emblematic wine of the domaine - a structured, powerful Gamay that magically retains the easy drinking bonhomie of the best wines of the Beaujolais. 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.
"Corne verte"; decaying blue diorite on a southern exposition
Vine ageOld vines
Carbonic maceration vinification in whole bunches, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts.
ElevageAged in foudres and barrels for 8 months, unfiltered, unfined and no SO2 added.
Harvest typeHand Harvested