Du Grappin 2021 Côte de Brouilly


“Our Du Grappin wines are vins de soif, made to be delicious, fun and refreshing. We make them by hand in our ancient cuverie in the walls of Beaune from grapes we source from passionate, local growers. The result are wines with vivacity and personality.” – Andrew Nielsen, Le Grappin

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Notes from winemaker Andrew Nielsen


From old bush-trained vines in the lieu-dit of “Le Conroy”, a gently-sloping parcel at the base of the south-western flank of Mont Brouilly. The shallow, sandy soil there is a mix of decomposed granite and diorite washed down from Mont Brouilly, over deep granite bedrock. The vineyard is not cultivated, with wildflowers allowed to self-seed for a season-long tapestry of colour; a veritable pollinator’s paradise.


Inspired by Jules Chauvet’s fermentation notes from 1972, the hand-picked clusters were placed in a concrete vat for three weeks with no crushing, pumping or plunging, the grapes undergoing what Chauvet called a fermentation aromatique. Pressed after 21 days, the wine finished fermentation in a concrete tank before seven months in old 300L barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Critic’s reviews

“Dark, vibrant aroma. This has a nicely mouth-filling flavour, framed with a little tannin. Structured but supple at the same time. A very good wine!” Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report