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Cairanne, Côtes-du-Rhône Méridionaux, France
Low yields, high quality, distinctive and well balanced wines of great character. The Brusset winesaregenerallyapproachable,young and also agebeautifully.
DomaineBrussetisathree-generationSouthernRhoneestate,startedin1947byAndréBrussetandcontinuedtodaybyDanielandhisson(nowwinemaker)Laurent.Asmalldomainethatneverthelessmaintainsquitelargeanddiversevineyardswith a commitment to authentic (ie. traditional) winemaking. All hand harvested and de-stemmed the berries are although with the fermentations relying on wild yeast from each vineyard. A minimum of new oak used at Brusset, which keeps the fruit in balance. The 90 hectare familyestatewasestablishedin1947byfounderAndréBrusset.TheBrussetfamilyhasmanagedtocombinethe"savoirfaire" of traditional winemaking with the new techniques introduced by each generation. Now run by his son Daniel and grand-son Laurent, their estate is in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône region, between Orange, Vaison la Romaine and Bollène. All the BrussetVineyardsareplantedwithnoblegrapevarieties:Grenache,Syrah,Mourvèdre,CinsaultandCarignan.