Domaine La Brossette vue du ciel

A SMALL
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In 2010 Thierry and Marie Delaunay purchased 3 hectares of vines planted on the same slope as Domaine Joël Delaunay and cultivated in organic agriculture for several years now.

We decided to name this Estate “La Brossette” as the parcels are situated on the small “street de la Brosse” in the Pouillé village. All that was left was to find a mascot and a small hedgehog made its appearance.

With the grape varieties of Gamay and Cabernet Franc we are able to vinify Touraine Rosé and Touraine Rouge which are organically certified Ecocert.

THE ATTACHEMENT
TO THE
ORIGINAL TERROIR

We have continued the organic farming method started by our predecessor, by taking over this Estate, in a desire to cultivate and vinify the vineyard, thus we express our attachment to the original terroir of the slopes.

Our main objectives are:

  • To set up the sustainable agriculture practices based on the management and respect of the fauna and flora as well as natural cycles.
  • To maintain a high biodiversity to produce the quality grapes.

OUR WORK
IN THE VINE

We cultivate the soil between the rows of the Domaine de la Brossette to contain the weed development. In addition, respecting the soil helps to boost the vine’s root development.

The natural herbal surface, called cover planting, is also present between the rows to fight erosion and to help the microbial growth of the soil.

Our pruning woods are burnt in order to avoid cryptogamic vine diseases.

AND IN THE CELLAR

Our Wines de la Brossette are vinified in the stainless-steel tanks which give perfect conditions for the expression of the characters of the Gamay and Cabernet Franc grapes as well as the clay with flint terroir where they are planted.

Controlled by Ecocert, the certifying organization, our practices are conform with a European organic winemaking specification.

Our objective is to respect the natural balance of our wines with as little interventions as possible.

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TOURAINE ROSÉ
LA BROSSETTE

A very precise and racy rosé.


Brossette Rosé

Region:

AOP Touraine – Loire Valley

Grape Variety:

100 % Gamay

Soil:

Flint-clay-stones

Vineyard:

Organic culture certified Ecocert FR-BIO-01

Yield:

30 hl/ha

Vinification:

  • Pneumatic press with selection of the juice
  • Alcoholic fermentation at 16°C
  • Ageing on fine lees

Tasting Note:

A bright and attractive pink colour in the glass. An endearing nose with aromas of raspberry and redcurrant. The palate is round and fleshy, with a savoury freshness, plenty of fruit concentration and a minerally finish. A very precise and racy rosé.
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TOURAINE ROUGE
LA BROSSETTE

A supple texture and bright, precise fruit.


Brossette Rouge

Region:

AOP Touraine – Loire Valley

Grape Variety:

50% Gamay - 50% Cabernet franc

Soil:

Flint-clay-stones

Vineyard:

Organic culture certified Ecocert FR-BIO-01

Yield:

30 hl/ha

Vinification:

  • Semi-carbonic maceration in stainless steel tank between 6 and 8 days
  • Alcoholic fermentation at 25°C
  • Pneumatic press
  • Malolactic fermentation at 22°C
  • Raking and blending of the 2 grapes
  • Ageing on fine lees

Tasting Note:

Bright ruby-red in colour. The nose opens with fragrances of fresh red fruits, accompanied by chalky mineral fragrances. The palate is beautifully balanced, with silky tannins, a supple texture and bright, precise fruit.
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