The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Château des Tours, Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais

Chateau des Tours is a beautiful estate surrounded by its own vines. The Chateau itself dates back to the 14th Century and is the heart of the estate. During the harvest, as per tradition, an old bell is rung to signify the start of the day. Vinification takes place at Chateau des Tours and each of the different parcels are vinified separately. For the Brouilly, generally the grapes are destemmed, there is a gentle remontage, then pigeage morning and / or night over 14 days depending on the vintage. The wine is vinified and aged in stainless steel. The Vieilles Vignes cuvee comes from a special parcel of around 50-year-old vines which is aged in 4-5-year-old oak.

Situated at the foot of Mount Brouilly, this estate of some 70 hectares of vines, produces delicious Brouilly. The vineyards are on weathered granite, the soil is shallow and poor – sandy, acid and containing rock debris. Deeper down the subsoil is rich in mineral elements such as iron, potassium and manganese giving the wine its special character.

Bright, deep purple in appearance, the bouquet is dominated by notes of ripe fruit. In the mouth it is full and silky with soft, supple tannins – serious and classic Beaujolais.

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