The summit of Brouilly, the appellation where this wine was made, has also been a place of worship since 1857, when a chapel was built for the protection of the vines from oidium (vine mildew). This wine was crafted from a parcel of these old vines in a single domaine near the summit of this long extinct volcano. The wine was made with the aim of keeping plenty of aromatic young fruit but with a splash of subtle tannins to give greater weight. I think this has enough going on to satisfy seasoned red drinkers with a taste for deeper styles, but retains the delicious summer-evoking approachability warmer weather calls for.
Over 50% of all Gamay vines are planted in Beaujolais and it is the only grape allowed to be used here.