Domaine Blain Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue 2014 - Described as being "linear with a straight structure," this 100% Gamay Pierre Bleue cuvée was created to showcase the unique minerality of the vineyard's ancient volcanic soil. The wine shows aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits such as strawberries and cherries. Whole cluster grapes, Brouilly's angular slope and the extremely granite and schist rich terroir, give the Domaine Blain Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue 2014 it's authentic complexity.
Food Pairing - Gamay has low tannins and refreshing acidity, making it an ideal red wine partner with dark fish such as grilled salmon or tuna. It can also be an excellent contrast to foods that are oily, fatty, or high in salt, such as saucisson sec or roasted meat. Also enjoy at home with classic bistro fare such as roast chicken or steak frites.
Winemaker Notes - Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue is a cuvée coming from 9 acres of vines planted in 1954, 1956, and 1996. The name refers to blue-green granite (known as “corne verte”) that is rich in minerals. Northwest-facing vines bring tension to the wine while the meager soil provides a mineral backbone. Pierre Bleau is a small south-facing parcel on the steep slope (up to 50%) in Brouilly, planted with old Gamay sticks and grown ecologically. 100% whole grape cluster, fermented on the natural yeast, after which the wine is stored 5-6 months in large old oak barrels. No filtering or clearance for drainage.