Côte de Brouilly - Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes

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Overview:  This 100% Gamay is the domaine's most ageworthy Beaujolais, from vines grown on steep granite slopes. Aged in foudre, it's said to be a favorite at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thus the name"Cuvée des Ambassades." The familiar label design is shared with Chateau Thivin. However, after the initial fermentation, in epoxy-lined concrete tanks, this is racked into very large, very old wood barrels (some dating back the 150+ years the domaine has been in existence) to round the tannins a bit, without imparting any new oak notes. The combination of high, steep vineyards and the mixture of deomposed granite and diorite (a blue igneous rock) leads to problems of erosion, but wonderful drainage. The result is a fine and focused wine with the characteristic gunflint nose this appellation is known for, a lovely spice on the palate, and lots of concentration without weightiness.

Tasting Notes:  Appealing dark purple. Expressive nose with a fruity character bolstered by mineral and gamey notes. Powerful and exuberant palate, evident tannins yet seemingly lightweight stuffing.

Pairing:  Veal, pasta, poultry, pork

Points:  86 Gilbert & Gaillard

Format / ABV: 750 ml / 12.5

In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in-store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock, please email wine@kegnbottle.com

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