I picked up Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2009 because I adore Beaujolais, and whilst the Beaujolias Villages classified wines are fantastic, I find the "higher" classifications such as Brouilly and Fleurie can offer more complexity. Château de la Chaize is one of the oldest and largest estates in the Beaujolais region. Established in 1667 by Francois de La Chaize d’Aix, today the estate is belongs to the Marquise de Roussy de Sales family and is one of the very few privately owned estates which has remained in the same family. Agriculture Raisonnée or eco-friendly farming is practiced with an emphasis on respect for the environment. The family’s core values are “Perenity, Identity and Quality”, implemented through their traditional beliefs and practices alongside constant modernization.
Ruby-red with violet-blue highlights, after aerating aromas of sweet cherry and river rock minerals rose from the glass. Cherry and raspberry flavours infused the fruity light to medium body and were supported by earthy elements. Spicy pink peppercorn, smooth stone minerals and traces of vanilla comprised the clean finish. Well balanced and easy drinking, this is a friendly glass great at the table or on its own.
Bottled by R.S. SA for Marquise de Roussy de Sales
Enjoy now thru 2015
Rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast