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In the south of Mont Brouilly, Sylvie Dufaitre-Genin, viticultrice, produced of Brouilly and Côte-de-Brouilly and cultivate with conviction her 11.60 ha of vines, type of vine Gamay black with white juice. It patiently matures its wine to obtain vintages worthy of its grandfathers vine growers, present at Odenas since 1752. The wine then takes its robe ruby and its aromas of red fruits and flowers in the cellar. The permanent attention and the passion of Sylvie Dufaitre-Genin make the remainder. “For several years, she specifies, the Crêt des Garanches has engaged in a respectful step of nature by removing the use of insecticides on its estate. In order to guarantee the good development of the vines of Gamay black to white juice which produces the wine of the winegrowing, it is the natural regulation of fauna and the local flora which fills its work. Every year, the vines, of a 40 years average of age, is gathered the grapes with the hand. Then these grapes are vinified according to the traditional method beaujolaise, which confers on Brouilly and Côte-de-Brouilly their so particular characters.” A reference, with this Côte-de-Bbrouilly 2017, Gamay World Gold Medals and in Mâcon, with these intense scents where dominate the well-ripe red berries (redcurrant, blackberry), firm and scented on the palate, with balanced tannins, a wine that combines structure and distinction, of excellent evolution. The Brouilly Cuvée Spéciale 2017, with its nose of ripe fruits and humus, with hints of raspberry and pepper, is dense and persistent, a success. As for Brouilly 2017, black Gamay mono grape variety with white juice, vines 40 years old on average, it is particularly tasty and finely bouqueté, with intense ruby colour, the nose of ripe red fruits (blackcurrant, cherry), with round tannins, a wine that is both powerful and supple, and 2018, in line, arrives on the market.


From father to son since four generations. The domain 17 ha all in all extends over 7 ha of Juliénas, 1 ha of Saint-Amour and 5 ha of Beaujolais-Villages, the whole resulting from the black vine Gamay with white juice. The exploitation contains 1 ha of white Beaujolais-Villages stemming from some Chardonnay on the municipality of Saint-Verand in Saône-et-Loire with in parallel the development of the Cremant de Bourgogne. 1,5ha in more in Chénas and 1,5ha in more in Moulin-à-Vent with Sylvain's arrival. Different wine making according to vineyards and naming. Traditional, semi-carbonic for Juliénas, hat immersed for the Saint-Amour. Francis Tête, cooper, manager of cellar, created the exploitation to transmit on her then to his son Raymond, pioneer of the direct sale in bottles in the property. Since 1980, Michel and Françoise developed the company and established, in 1988, the Closed of the Fief. Today on the domain, two generations mix. In 2015, Sylvain joins the domain after a training in vine growing and oenology with numerous training courses in various wine-making exploitations(operations). Discovery of the Australian vineyard, with work experience on the domain First Creek (Hunter Valley). Fort of its experience, and of these five years of wine making in the side of his father, creation of the company Michel and Sylvain Tête in 2015. It is a new breath in the management of the domain, to adapt itself to this wine-making world in change, but while respecting the tradition and the soil. A reference with their Juliénas rouge cuvée Prestige 2017, a colorful and fragrant wine (blackberry, morello cherry and violet), powerful on the nose as in the mouth, of a pretty persistent finish, to be opened on an old-fashioned calf liver or a veal cream rib, for example. The Juliénas red 2017 has a beautiful color with purple reflections, where elegance combines with a very real tannic presence, when the 2018 develops aromas of currant and blackberry, a powerful wine and typed in mouth, intense dress, well scented (fresh fruit, humus...), slightly peppery on the finish. The Saint-Amour Capitans 2018, clay-limestone soil, the vineyard of Gamay, aged 35, is driven in goblet, with grass rows for a reasoned culture. The wine is superb, powerful, heady, all in color, with on the palate these subtle notes of red fruits on ripe, it has well melted tannins, a very harmonious wine. The Beaujolais-Villages Blanc Fleur de Chardonnay 2018, is fine, ample, rich in bouquet (citrus, hawthorn, almond...), harmonious, mouth-watering to taste on a fish terrine or a cod steak with porcini mushrooms. The Beaujolais-Villages rouge Domaine du Clos du Fief 2018, with its nose dominated by blackcurrant and raspberry, is a classic, frank and charming wine just like the Beaujolais-Villages rosé Fleur de Gamay 2018, fruity and gourmet, all in charm. Many rewards obtained.

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