Hip Hip Brouilly!

Our late morning stop after Gangloff was up a large hill through high density plantings of Gamay. This is Brouilly and we were on our way to visit Laurent Martray. We parked and proceeded to follow him into a tiny, cramped cellar holding a few dozen barrels and thousands of stacked bottles. Our line up, of course, were wines from Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly.

Our overall impressions of his wines were that of clean, fresh, lean, spicy juice with enough tannins to warrant three to five years in the cellar before they would become pretty outstanding.

Two favorites were the 2017 Brouilly “Corentin” from magnum which he gave us for that evenings dinner (outstanding cooking David Shiverick), and a superb 2017 Côte du Brouilly old vines of which 1000 bottles were produced (released later this Spring).

Afterwards another 3 hour lunch this time at a bar packed with 20 & 30-somethings celebrating a birthday. They were enjoying themselves tremendously.

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