Chateau de la Terrière - Brouilly - Vieilles vignes - Cuvée Jules du Souzy 2012 - Red
Brouilly "Vieilles Vignes" is made of 100% Gamay grapes from older vines. These give additional concentration to the grapes and to the finished wine. The harvest is done manually and the wine is produced without the addition of sulfites to thereby make as natural a wine as possible. The wine is matured lying on its lees and this enhances the conservation of the natural antioxidants. A natural wine which is not filtered.
- Country : France
- Region : Beaujolais
- Grape variety : 100% Gamay
- Classification : AOP Brouilly
- Awards : 89/100 The Wine Advocate
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 12.5%
- Storage potential : 5-7 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau de la Terrière is located in Cercié, in the heart of Beaujolais. The castle was built here in the 1500s and since 2003, it's the Barbet family who owns the castle and runs the winery. The family Barbet has managed to improve the quality considerably since the acquisition through the modernization of the production technology, but also by reverting back to the old agricultural traditions. The grapes are sorted immediately after the harvest and the old steel tanks have been replaced in the wine cellar. In a short time, Chateau de la Terrière has become a reference in Beaujolais.
Cherry red color, very dark with garnet red hues. Lovely fruity cherry aromas (kirsch) with hints of plum and strawberry. A complex and interesting fruity flavor with present tannins. A finale with some hints of vanilla. A wine to be drunk to most chicken dishes, a "charcuterie" plate, or together with other lighter cold meals or with a goat cheese.