100% Cotton Beaujolais Le Pre 2016

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100% Cotton, 100% Gamay, and nothing else, zero SO2. This is Pierre Cotton proving that courage and passion can reach great heights (up to 450m on a 45 slope). The Cte de Brouilly is spectacular, and the zero-entrant natural wine that Pierre has been able to produce is just as heady. The fruit is forward and comely, but it is the firey mineral and textured palate that shows the true greatness of this terroir, a slipery slope of schiste rubble with virtually no top-soil. This is top class from a young but already seasoned and intuitive vigneron. Bravo Pierre!

Pierre is the next in line of a very long number of generations of winemakers in the Sanvers & Cotton families. The family run Domaine, and the family home, sit smack-bang, mid-slope, right in the middle of the hill side known as the Cte de Brouilly, the highest and most visually spectacular of all of the Beaujolais crus. Pierre has Brouilly in his veins, and he knows the trials and tribulations of working on this heroic hill-side, so steep it is scary to walk up, let alone work on the small bush vines scattered upon it.But Pierre did not rest on the previous generation; he left, explored, learned, working for winemakers all across France. During his travels, he confirmed his desire to pursue natural viticulture and make natural wines, departing from the family traditions up to now. He now has an incredibly exciting future ahead and a desire to make zero-entrant wines, but with lots of responsiblity should he eventually take over the family Domaine. We think he is a bit of a star in the making, and a great young bloke with a curious mind and courageous heart.

Additional Information
SKU:
8992
Group:
wine
Country:
France
Region:
Beaujolais
Style:
Gamay
Fresh_Badge:
No
Size:
750ml
Grade:
Natural
Type:
Red
Vintage:
2016