Nicole Chanrion Côte de Brouilly 2018
Another vigneron with some serious wine in her veins is Nicole Chanrion whose vines at Domaine de la Voute des Crozes have been producing juice for the family since the 1400’s. Persevering through the male dominated world of wine making has resulted in consistently structured but elegant cuvees from Nicole, as well as her rise to president of the Cru and the loving nickname La Patronne de la Côte (Boss of la Côte). This wine is made classically: hand harvested, whole cluster full carbonic maceration, unfined/unfiltered. Fruit forward with notes of cassis and blueberry—try if you like reds from the Languedoc.