Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!

Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!
Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Endorsement! Brouilly red wine by Chateau de La Chaize


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One of my favorite wines is the Brouilly by Chateau de La Chaize. I really like this wine! A Brouilly wine is a red wine from a small appellation in the Beaujolais sub region of France. The Beaujolais sub region is actually part of the larger Burgundy region of eastern France. So now you know where it's from! The wine is made exclusively with the Gamay grape, a very old cultivated grape used as far back as the 15th century.

The Gamay grape is the same one used for the Beaujolais wines as well. It produces a typically good quality wine with soft tannins. Soft tannins means there are little tannins and your mouth won’t pucker like from a Pinot Noir red wine. For comparison, a strong cup of tea has a ton of tannins. This Brouilly is decidedly light, grapey, and fruity. I taste lots of berry flavors in it. It goes well with all types of foods except real spicy ones. You can drink it at cellar temperature or slightly chilled. I also like the bottle, very squat and shaped differently than your typical wine bottle. Love the label too, showing the ancestral chateau.

I can’t tell you which year to buy. I have always bought the most current year and have always enjoyed it. Various wine websites online talk about the best years and other flavors detected. Check them out by doing a web search and decide for yourself if you detect other interesting flavors. I just know I LIKE IT!

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