Domaine Les Roches Bleues Côte de Brouilly La Baraquée
Jonathan Buisson – Domaine Les Roches Bleues La Baraquée Côte de Brouilly 2020
Jonathan Buisson is a third-generation artisan producer in southern Beaujolais, farming ten hectares of estate gamay vines with organic and regenerative agricultural methods, incorporating agroecology. Nestled in an idyllic setting at the foot of the majestic Mont Brouilly, Domaine les Roches Bleues enjoys exceptional growing conditions, with the famous pierre bleue (diorite), a hard, blue-hued igneous rock typical of Côte de Brouilly, giving delicious wines with incredible energy, structure, and freshness.
La Baraquée is a full-bodied, ageable red from old vines in Brouilly, planted on sandy pink granite. Dark and savory, the cuvée is reminiscent of the dark intensity of wines that come from both Morgon and Côte de Brouilly, while retaining the soft, approachable profile of Brouilly.
Vinification – Whole bunches are handpicked in small crates and selected in the vineyard. 14 days of whole-cluster, semi-carbonic maceration is followed by a very gentle and slow pressing using the château’s old, wooden vertical press. The must is transferred into temperature-controlled cement tanks, where fermentation continues with native yeasts. After racking, the wine spends eight months in 50-year-old foudres before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only a very small amount of sulfur is used at bottling.
Côte de Brouilly
Site: From the commune of Odenas
Grapes: 100% Gamay
Vine Age: 70 years old
Soil: Pink granite and sand
Vinification: 14 days of whole-cluster carbonic maceration, slow pressing, then alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in temperature-controlled cement tanks
Aging: Eight months in over 50-year-old foudres
Fining & Filtration: None
S02: Very small amount added at bottling