Domaine Les Roches Bleues – Jonathan Buisson La Baraquée Côte de Brouilly 2021
Jonathan Buisson is a third-generation artisan producer in southern Beaujolais, farming ten hectares of estate gamay vines with organic and regenerative agricultural methods, incorporating agroecology. Nestled in an idyllic setting at the foot of the majestic Mont Brouilly, Domaine les Roches Bleues enjoys exceptional growing conditions, with the famous pierre bleue (diorite), a hard, blue-hued igneous rock typical of Côte de Brouilly, giving delicious wines with incredible energy, structure, and freshness.
La Baraquée is a full-bodied, ageable red from old vines in Brouilly, planted on sandy pink granite. Dark and savory, the cuvée is reminiscent of the dark intensity of wines that come from both Morgon and Côte de Brouilly, while retaining the soft, approachable profile of Brouilly.Vinification – Whole bunches are handpicked in small crates and selected in the vineyard. 14 days of whole-cluster, semi-carbonic maceration is followed by a very gentle and slow pressing using the château’s old, wooden vertical press. The must is transferred into temperature-controlled cement tanks, where fermentation continues with native yeasts. After racking, the wine spends eight months in 50-year-old foudres before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only a very small amount of sulfur is used at bottling.
Site: From the commune of Odenas
Grapes: 100% Gamay
Vine Age: 70 years old
Soil: Pink granite and sand
Vinification: 14 days of whole-cluster carbonic maceration, slow pressing, then alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in temperature-controlled cement tanks
Aging: Eight months in over 50-year-old foudres
Fining & Filtration: None
S02: Very small amount added at bottling
As artisan wineproducers we have been cultivating 9 hectares of vines in Brouilly and Côtes de Brouilly in a typical manner over 3 family generations
We are passionate about our job and we do everything to produce wines showing the purest expression of our growing conditions and increasingly using eco-friendly and organic principles.
We are always delighted to welcome you in our winery located at the foot of the majestic Mont Brouilly to show you what we do , our beautiful region and the high-quality wines that spring to life from it .
The wealth and geological complexity of the soils , the diversity of its landscapes and favourable weather conditions make the Beaujolais vineyard an ideal place for the production of great wines.
Gamay and Chardonnay , typical grape varieties of the region , grow exceptionally well there .
Nestled on the South facing slopes of the Mont Brouilly, our winery and the vines around it have the benefit of exceptional growing conditions due to the optimal sunshine and the famous blue rock , characteristic of Mont Brouilly .
From vine to wine we are constantly seeking the highest quality , striving also to maintain the beauty of our vineyard and the excellence of our wines.
Always striving to make our domaine more ecofriendly we pay particular attention to maintaining the fertility of the soil , respecting the natural cycles of the vine and storing our wines in the best conditions for ageing.
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