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

Chateau de La Chaize AOP Cote de Brouilly Brulhier 2019

Beaujolais, France
Regular price $40.95per bottle ($491.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Fruity & Plush

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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 Brulhier vineyard is 0.5 hectares of vines on a small, steep parcel that backs up to the southern side of Mont Brouilly. The vines thrive at an altitude between 400 and 425 meters and enjoy full southern exposure. The soil contains Brouilly diorite (andesite) also referred to as "blue stone".

Revealing broad aromatic expression and length, the nose abounds with aromas of black fruits, red cherries and sweet spices, while the palate revels an added mineral-driven graphite note alongside the lush fruit. Seamless tannins and a fine bead of acidity, this wine is light on its feet but by no means lacks substance. 

This will be a great accompaniment to any charcuterie board and will particularly do well with pates, terrines and rillettes. 

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

Wine Advocate

93 Points - William Kelly

Unwinding in the glass with notes of plums, raspberries and spices, the 2019 Côte de Brouilly Brûlhier is medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with tangy acids, fine tannins and a long, delicately perfumed finish. Derived from a southeast facing site characterized by blue rock, this is the most youthfully reserved wine in the range but also the most promising for the long haul.