Located at the foot of Mont Brouilly in southern Beaujolais, Château de Pierreux is one of the most beautiful estates in the Beaujolais region. Several centuries of history have shaped this ancient 13th-century fortified house. A Monopole, Château de Pierreux's 190 acres of vines 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 that date back millions of years.
The grapes were completely de-stemmed but not crushed and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 15 days. Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only (no added oenological products such as enzymes or tannins). Aged for 10 months with 50% in foudres and 50% in stainless steel vats.
Nice opened nose with blackcurrant aromas, a touch of noble spices: pepper, clove, liquorice.
A distinguished, dense and elegant wine. A powerful and full-bodied texture. Very good length.