Brouilly "Pisse Vieille"

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Brouilly Pisse Vieille

The climate of Pisse Vieille consists of 22 hectares facing south on a hillside north of Ardières.

It is the only climate officially recognized by the INAO of the Brouilly appellation.
It is exploited by a dozen vine growers. Located on a granite hillock with favorable conditions for wine growing, it gives generous and intense wines. These are the first parcels bought by the estate in 1958.

This particular climate owes its reputation to a legend:
A venerable believer went regularly to confession, at the priest's house, to tell him about his sinned catch.
But she had nothing very serious to give.
That is why, one day, the priest released him by saying to him: "Go! And do not fish anymore! ".
But as she was hard of hearing, she understood: "Go! And do not piss! ".
It must be said that in Patois Beaujolais, fishing is said to piss. We imagine the rest.
The old woman was relieved of her ordeal only when her husband, anxious, went to see the priest to ask for details.
And returned home, shouting from the bottom of the hill, "Piss old, old piss, the priest said it! ".


APPELLATION
AOP Brouilly (Cru du Beaujolais)
SURFACE AND LOCATION
1ha93 on the locality "Pisse-Vieille" in Cercié
SOILS
Poor and stony soils of shale, granite and clay
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
80 years old
VINES
100% black gamay with white juice

DENSITY OF PLANTATION
9000 vines per hectare

AVERAGE RETURN
20 hectoliters per hectare
EXPOSURE
South
HARVEST
  • Plowed vine, manual harvest with successive sorting in the vineyard and the cellar
  • Maceration 50% whole bunch / 50% veal destemmed and sulphite free from 15-20 days, with controlled temperatures (15 ° - 28 °)
  • Pneumatic soft pressing
BREEDING
  • In concrete tank and 1/2 muid for 12 months
  • Bottling at the estate
TASTING
  • Cuvée atypical Brouilly appellation
  • Long-lasting wine, combining the aromas of red fruits with stones (cherry, cherry) and a beautiful material, with a remarkable finesse of tannins
  • To consume between 14 and 15 ° C
  • Guard :8-10 years
FOOD WINE AGREEMENT
Enjoy it with a Rossini tournedos, "flanked" by some porcini mushrooms
AVAILABLE MILESTONE
2016