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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Brouilly, largest of the Beaujolais crus, produces some of the most robust, most textured of these red wines. A steady 1,300 ha/3,200 acres of vineyards flank the volcanic Mont Brouilly. Côte de Brouilly is an entirely separate appellation including just 325 ha/acres of land higher up the hillside. The wine produced tends to be more concentrated and longer lived than that of Brouilly. Ch de Thivin is a landmark producer. For more details, see beaujolais.