Château de La Chaize Brouilly 2019
  • Gamay
  • Organic
  • Dry
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Château de La Chaize 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.

Brouilly is the southernmost appellation in Beaujolais. This cru site specifically - but apparent in the entire Beaujolais region – are hills more pronounced than you will find in Burgundy. Some are rolling while some are steeper, and this topography has a direct influence on the way the vine rows are planted, how they are tended (by hand or machine), and how the vines are pruned. Château de La Chaize estate is located on a natural amphitheater with south/southeast exposure, on steep hillsides of sandy pink granite that allow for excellent drainage.

For this wine, fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeasts with semi-carbonic maceration - 50% Burgundian (destemmed) and 50% whole cluster. Pumping-over is practiced without punching down, to preserve the fruit and freshness of the wine. 70% of the wine is aged in stainless steel, 30% in foudres for 12 months.

Delectable, fruity nose underscored with aromas of red fruits and notes of nutmeg spice. Generous and aromatic on the palate, with supple, mellow tannins. Notes of red fruit and spice offer depth and lively acidity. Expressive, generous and enjoyable right now, this is a perfect wine to enjoy with a slight chill.

Pair with all meats, chicken, wild mushrooms, and strong 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

Robert Parker

90 points

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.

Wine Align

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.

James Suckling

90 points

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.