Domaine Gilbert ChetailleBrouilly | Beaujolais
Beaujolais insiders know that the volcanic soils of Mont Brouilly are the source of some of the most refined, aromatic Gamay wines. Winemaker Gilbert Chetaille’s 100-year-old vines on the steepest slopes of this mountain deliver a cru wine with spice, soul and staying power.
A Brouilly native who grew up among Gamay vines and hard-working winemakers, Gilbert assumed the reins at his family’s estate in 2005, expanding his holdings to just under 20 acres of cru vineyards (and picking up along the way the vines of a now-retired former North Berkeley partner, Georges Viornery.)
FARMING & WINEMAKING
Gilbert Chetaille practices sustainable farming, avoiding the use of pesticides and following organic methods whenever possible. Grapes are harvested by hand, and fermented on indigenous yeasts. Wines are aged in stainless steel tanks.
Côte de Brouilly
Estate vines are located on the hill of Brouilly, at altitude, in the commune of Quincié-en-Beaujolais. Soils locally are called the “blue stones of Brouilly,” combining hard blue schist and granite. A smooth, juicy Gamay with just enough of everything: concentration, spice, staying power.
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