Côte de Brouilly 100% Cotton

Pierre Cotton

Cote-de-B
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Cote de Brouilly

Variety

Gamay

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.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Côte de Brouilly (parcels just next to the winery)

Soil type

Corne Verte (a unique blend of pink granite and blue diorite)

Vines planted in65 years (average)
Vineyard size1 ha
PruningGobelet
ExpositionSouth
Altitude280 m
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 average2700 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084467
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