This Brouilly opens with notes of fresh cut flowers and currants. The palate is dense, framing its elegance with hints of sweet fruit leading to silky tannins with a beautifully minerality that seems to be a statement characteristic for this Cru.
Château de Pierreux has been shaped by several centuries of history. Vineyards are planted in shallow, well-drained pink granitic, schistous and siliceous soils which contain deposits of blue porphyry from the volcanic eruptions of Mont Brouilly. Growing methods follow the environmentally friendly lutte raisonnée approach. Rosemary George MW: Rounded nose, quite a solid palate with some sturdy fruit and a firm streak of tannin. Ageing potential maybe? Andy Howard MW: Good depth and lots of flesh. Dark cherry characters with bright acidity and a hint of leafiness to the finish. Clean, bright and very appealing. Good Brouilly. Dominique Vrigneau: Ripe, rich nose, good red and black berry fruit. Balanced and moreish.