The vineyards that flank the upper reaches of the extinct volcano that is Mont Brouilly are not surprisingly referred to as the Côte de Brouilly. Unlike the sandy soil found at the base of this small mouth, on the slope the soil is rich with granite, giving the wines a firmer structure and brighter, tauter character.
Wine 101 - Beaujolais
Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014 with our classic guide to the region.
Côte de Brouilly