- Light Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
About the Winery
Domaine du Château de La Chaize
Château de La Chaize is among the oldest, most historic estates in Burgundy’s Beaujolais region. Cared for by the same family for nearly three and a half centuries, the estate has been passed on to new owners, the Gruy family, who are equally committed to managing the estate with the utmost care, while implementing an ambitious environmental plan. Among the many initiatives is the conversion of all vineyards to organic farming, the adoption of precision viticulture, reducing carbon their carbon footprint, and recycling every by-product from viti- and vinicultural activity, to achieve zero waste.
Founded in 1670 by the seneschal of Lyon François de la Chaize d’Aix, the main Château de la Chaize building and gardens were completed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart and André le Nôtre, respectively architect and gardener of the Château de Versailles. Château de la Chaize is among the oldest, most historic estates in Burgundy’s Beaujolais region. Boasting over 250 acres of vineyards, it is also one of the largest. It is today considered one of the most innovative estates in Burgundy. Among its forward- thinking practices is the adoption of eco-friendly farming techniques, commonly referred to as Agriculture Raisonnée. Chemical treatments have been reduced to a strict minimum, for example, and the growing of grass between rows has been re-introduced to enrich the soil and reduce erosion.
The 2019 Brouilly opens in the glass with notes of cherries, peonies, orange rind and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, ample and lively, with powdery tannins, attractive purity of fruit and a precise finish, it continues this cuvée's upward trajectory. – W.K. Tasted in August, 2021.
90 points - Sara d'Amato
A charming Brouilly sourced from 11 differed cadastral lieux-dits (vineyards) including "La Chaize" which is a monopole of the aptly named Château de La Chaize. Generously aromatic and still vibrant with delicate notes of black pepper, fresh raspberry, cran-cherry and licorice. Featherweight tannins and well-balanced acidity make for a ready-to-drink find. Excellent length. Tasted June 2022.
The effusive violet and blackcurrant-pastille aromas draw you into this elegant and silky, mid-weight Brouilly with excellent harmony right through the long finish… this will keep, but why wait when it tastes so good already? Drink now. – Tasted in April, 2021.