Daniel Bouland - Cote de Brouilly Cuvee Melanie 2020
Region: Cote de Brouilly / Beaujolais
A mineral and fresh Brouilly with notes of red fruit, raspberry leave and light smoke. Elegant and tightly coiled with fine tannins and lots of depth. An interesting wine that shows how unique Cote de Brouilly can be from the rest of Beaujolais.
Named after Daniel Bouland's daughter, Cuvée Mélanie is drawn from a small, steep, half-hectare plot on the slopes of Mont Brouilly. The 70-year-old vines are rooted on the area's famous blue schist within the lieu-dit Tête Noire. It's this volcanic blue schist that lends the wines of this Cru their unique mineral profile. Bouland's 0.8-hectare parcel is planted at 12,000 vines per hectare and, as with all of Bouland's cuvées, this is a wine born from low yields and natural, whole-bunch fermentation.