Château de la Terrière
Château de la Terrière Brouilly Tradition 2018
France / Burgundy
Andy's Tasting Notes
With vine age over 50 years this has some power, depth and structure – yet with that delicious raspberry, strawberry and peony character that Brouilly is famous for. Unlike many Brouilly, Château de la Terrière has substantial areas of granite as well as sand in its vineyards adding an intriguing minerally overtone to the wine.
Price per bottle £13.60
The Château de la Terrière has stood in Cercié since the 16th century and is one of the oldest estates in the region. Located in the heart of the historic Beaujolais, facing Mont Brouilly, the property and its vines spread southwards over a volcanic hill, giving the wines a unique character, as most of the other vineyards in this appellation are planted on sandy soils. Their approach is very traditional; from planting clover in between the vines, fixing nitrogen in the soil, limiting the weeding, and harvesting by hand in small trays to maintain a high quality grape selection.