The appellation of Cote de Brouilly sits on the high slopes of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly and is surrounded by the larger appellation of Brouilly. The Potel Aviron Cote de Brouilly is sourced from two separate vineyards. The first makes up about 75% of the blend and sits in the pour soils facing southwest on the hillside. Vines average 60+ years old. This parcel accounts for the wines depth and structure. The second parcel faces due south with younger vines (40+ years) and contributes ripe juicy fruit to the final blend.
|At Potel-Aviron, Stephane Aviron has adopted an almost radical return to tradition; sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. His cru Beaujolais drink like fine Burgundy.
Historically considered “poor manís Burgundy,Ē a modern movement toward fruity, simple, quaffing wines boosted sales but eroded the regionís traditional quality. Potel-Aviron has reversed the trend. By focusing on the Beaujolais village crus, the best sites for unique, expressive wines, and finding old parcels of vines, Aviron creates very expressive, age-worthy wines relying on traditional and new methods, including organic and biodynamic vineyard management. All wines are labeled “Vieilles Vignes,Ē old vines, because the vines are at least 40 years-old. Potel-Avironís wines are authentic in every way. This is true Beaujolais.