Chateau de La Chaize AOP Cote de Brouilly 2019
  • Gamay
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Chateau de La Chaize AOP Cote de Brouilly 2019

Beaujolais,
Regular price $25.95per bottle ($311.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Fruity & Bright

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.

2019 marks the return of a vintage that is typical of Beaujolais, showcasing all of the Gamay grape’s crisp freshness. The Côte de Brouilly is a blended selection of vineyard sites, located on the famous Mont Brouilly mountain.

This lighter-style red gives way to delicate black fruits, including cherries and plums wrapped in velvety tannins. There's a lovely balance between freshness and maturity, all framed by subtle structure. Soft spices and mineral nuance unfold on the finish offering added complexity to the long, juicy finish.  

Wines made from Gamay will pair well with a wide range of dishes, thanks in part to its natural acidity and lighter tannins. Try with pork tenderloin with black tapenade or soft, creamy cheeses. 

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. 

Press Reviews

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90 points-John Szabo

Appealingly dark and stemmy, earth and savoury red fruit-flavoured, this is the most balanced, succulent and interesting cru from the La Chaize range of 2019s in my view. Stem tannins serve to contain and frame the fruit, and the finish extends out on pleasantly bitter tastes which add refreshment to the otherwise ripe profile. Juicy and succulent overall, drink or hold 2-4 years.