Domaine Chanrion

When Nicole Chanrion began her career in the 1970s, convention relegated women to the enology labs and kept them out of the cellars--even her mother thought winemaking was man's work--but she would not be deterred from her dream of becoming a vigneronne. With six generations of family tradition preceding her, she grew up helping her father in both the vineyards and the cellar in the Côte-de-Brouilly, one of the southernmost crus of the northern Beaujolais. Though she is mild-mannered and slight of build, her determination and conviction have consistently defied all doubts. Ever since taking over the family domaine in 1988, she works all 6.5 hectares entirely by herself, from pruning the vineyards and driving the tractors to winemaking and bottling, all without bravado or fanfare. In 2000 she became president of the Côte-de-Brouilly appellation, a position of respect and importance among peers. It's small wonder then that she is affectionately referred to as "La Patronne de la Côte," or the Boss of la Côte.

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Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2017
Ripe red berries are laced with hints of schist from the soil, expanding through a soft finish of well-integrated tannins. Clean and buoyant, it has the guts to stand up to most foods.
Item Number: 30163
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2016
Côte-de-Brouilly is one of the oldest vine-growing sites of the Beaujolais region—viticulture is thought to have taken off in the eleventh century, and today all flanks of this ancient volcano are covered with vines. In addition to its slope and range of sun exposures, the Côte is remarkable for its

Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2015
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Lurid ruby-red. Ripe red and dark berries on the deeply perfumed nose, along with a suggestion of succulent flowers. Sappy, mineral-tinged black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors flesh out and become sweeter with air while maintaining urgency. Rich but energetic, finishing very

Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2014
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89This light-bodied, supple red is balanced by ripe raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors, edged with floral, herb and mineral accents that are well-structured, showing vibrant acidity and easy tannins. Offers a tangy, crisp finish. Drink now through 2018.

Domaine Chanrion Cote de Brouilly 2013
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Youthfully lurid ruby. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of red and dark berries and floral oils. Spicy, penetrating and emphatically fruity, offering intense, mineral-laced raspberry and cherry flavors along with notes of rose pastille and allspice. Closes silky and very long, with