Brouilly AOC is is the largest and southernmost of the ten Beaujolais crus, covering vineyards in six communes occupying the lower slopes of the conically-shaped Mont Brouilly (see Côte de Brouilly AOC for this more elevated area’s generally more intense wines), on essentially flat land in the Rhône (69) department.
Communes: Cercié-en-Beaujolais. | Charentay. | Odenas. | Quincié-en-Beaujolais. | Saint-Étienne-la-Varenne. | Saint-Lager.
Vineyard area & wine production: 1988 1,218 hectares produced 72,670hl (Clive Coates MW: 1990, p.370-371). | 2002 1,315ha produced 75,223hl (Guide Hachette: 2004, p.152-3).
Wine style: ‘Soft, rich, brightly coloured,’ (Oz Clarke: 2015, p.56). ‘Crisp and flowery,’ (Clive Coates MW: 1990, p.184).
Certified organic: Chateau Cambon.