From a clay-limestone terroir with deep soils on East part of the appellation. 1.7 hectare, 60 years old vines. The vines have due Southern exposure and the highest are at 230m altitude. Vinification in concrete tanks and ageing 60% in stainless steel tanks and 40% in oak barrels for 6 months.
90 pts Wine Advocate
A burly, rustic wine that's pushing 14.5% alcohol, the 2017 Brouilly Cuvée Vieilles Vignes exhibits aromas of ripe plums, cherry and kirsch. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and chewy, with an ample core of concentrated fruit and firm structuring tannins. It will mellow with bottle age, but I suspect it will always remain a rather chunky vintage of Dutraive's Brouilly.