Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly 2010

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Château de La Chaize is proud to offer an exceptional Brouilly combining tradition, modern methods and a very respectful environmental policy. Since the XVII th century this very large estate has been carrying out the "assemblages" (blending) of the wines from all parts of its 99 hectare-large vineyard. The Brouilly Château de La Chaize : the ambassador of the estate is sold on all 5 continents in its exclusive bottle.

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Château De La Chaize:
In 1667 François de La Chaize d'Aix, Captain of the Lyon Regiment, and later Seneschal of Lyon, purchased the estates of the Lords of La Douze in Odenas. A couple of years later the old castle collapsed, burrying his two sons and leaving him without any direct male descent. The new house was built between 1674 and 1676 after the plans of Jules Hardouin Mansart, Superintendant of the Royal Build... Read more
In 1667 François de La Chaize d'Aix, Captain of the Lyon Regiment, and later Seneschal of Lyon, purchased the estates of the Lords of La Douze in Odenas. A couple of years later the old castle collapsed, burrying his two sons and leaving him without any direct male descent. The new house was built between 1674 and 1676 after the plans of Jules Hardouin Mansart, Superintendant of the Royal Buildings of King Louis XIV, together with its gardens after the drawings of André Le Nôtre the King's Gardener and landscape architect of the gardens of Versailles. Little by little François de La Chaize d'Aix enlarged the estate by purchasing bordering fiefs - several hundred hectares - and the estate which by then bore his name was successively raised to the rank of a county (1677) and later of a marquisate(1693).This was partly due to the influence of his older brother, also called François, the Reverend Père La Chaize * d'Aix, the Jesuit confessor of King Louis XIV. After his death the estate passed on to his deceased son's son-in law, the Count de Montaigu, Ambassador of King Louis XV in Venice (whose private secretary was Jean-Jacques Rousseau). Today the estate is the property of the Marquise de Roussy de Sales who inherited it in 1967 from her aunt the Marquise de Montaigu. In 1968 she started an important program of restoration of both the house and the gardens.Since 1972, the setting, the castle, the winery and its cellars together with the gardens have all been classified as Historical Monuments.. (°) the Père La Chaise cemetery in Paris was given his name after he gave the city the land where he had his country estate. Read less

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Snooth User: ludwigk
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02/28/2011

Very well balanced wine, a typical Brouilly! However, its fruity length dissociates this wine from its competitors


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2009

This ruby-coloured wine is rich in fruit aromas . It is made exclusively out of Gamay , a black grape with a white juice. The vine harvest is handmade according to a very strict selection of the ground provenances.



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Château de La Chaize is proud to offer an exceptional Brouilly combining tradition, modern methods and a very respectful environmental policy. Since the XVII th century this very large estate has been carrying out the "assemblages" (blending) of the wines from all parts of its 99 hectare-large vineyard. The Brouilly Château de La Chaize : the ambassador of the estate is sold on all 5 continents in its exclusive bottle.

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