Côte de Brouilly La Chapelle

Pierre Cotton

Diorite
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Cote de Brouilly

Variety

Gamay

Pierre and Marine jumped at the chance to acquire this small parcel above the winery at the very top of the Côte de Brouilly. This is the highest elevation vineyard in the appellation, located just before the small chapel at the top of the hill in Odenas, so they named the wine La Chapelle. It is a supremely elegant Gamay with the same unique blue diorite terroir found in Les Grilles, but at a higher altitude. 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

La Chapelle

Soil type

Blue diorite

Vines planted in1950s
Vineyard size1 ha
PruningGobelet
ExpositionSouth
Altitude400 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 average3000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084436
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