Vinous Reverie Notes
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, and since then, has expanded his holdings to just under 20 acres of cru vineyards. Note: At the summit of Mont Brouilly, some 1,400 feet above sea level, sits a small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was built to “protect” grape vines from oidium, a common vine infection. Tasting Notes: Color: Light cherry red. Aroma: Aromas of black raspberries, purple flowers, light spices. Palate: Medium-bodied, silky: flavors of red berries, hints of licorice. Food Pairings: Roasted chicken or turkey with autumn vegetables; flavorful cheeses like Roquefort; pork sausage.