About The Producer
Pierreux is located at the heart of Brouilly - geographically the widest-ranging of the Beaujolais crus. The Beaujolais region, pressing up against the foothills of the Massif Central, overlooks the Saone river plain between Macon and Lyon. The vines of the Beaujolais vineyards, with their undulating relief, are characterised by very dense plantation and exposure to all four points of the compass. Pierreux is no exception to this rule. Here, in shallow, highly absorbent sandy soil consisting of pink granite dotted with blue porphyry stones (hurled out several million years ago by the Brouilly volcano), Gamay vines grow in solitary splendour.
Environmentally friendly growing techniques are used and the soil is turned so as to minimize the use of herbicides. Horses are used to work the narrowest and least accessible rows.
Since 2002, Maison Jean-Claude Boisset has been transformed by Mr. Boisset’s son, Jean-Charles, from a traditional négociant into a viniculturalist, a cross between a viticulturalist and a vinifier. The result is the Jean-Claude Boisset collection of wines - Burgundy through and through. From one of the best young winemakers emerging in France, Grégory Patriat, each of the appellations is the result of rigorous selection and has been produced in limited quantities. This is the way of things in Burgundy... handcrafted in meticulous detail, according to a philosophy of ‘letting the vine do the work’. A taste reveals our aim of striving for authentic wines in which human intervention has been kept to a bare, discreet minimum; the wines are concentrated, well-rounded, and natually, expressive of their terroirs.
Grape / Blend
Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
"Brilliant color with deep purple nuances. Fine, elegant nose with floral notes (iris, violet and peony). Soft and round on the palate with lovely length revealing floral and dark berry flavors (blueberry, blackcurrant…)"
Product size: 750ml