Cuvage de Brouilly

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The first of many many tastings with perhaps a little less spitting than swallowing. We had a great introduction to Beaujolais and its Cru appellations, with a focus on Brouilly and Cotes de Brouilly, the latter being a hill visible from many places in the region; a huge outcrop of blue granite. Whether soil types actually impart specific mineral characteristics to wine was a discussion point during our whole trip, though most of the group seemed to have more of a “new world” view of things (i.e. “no”) rather than the more typically French terroirist viewpoint.

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