Fly Fishing

 

Nothing much to do with wine, but Fly Fishing is a grapecircus passion. #justsaying

 

The Catch
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The Patience

Pierre Cotton

Pierre Cotton is a new name in Beaujolais, but in just a few vintages he has made a name for himself as one of the leading lights of the appellation. Total production is small, and given the popularity of the wines in France, we feel quite lucky to be bringing these gorgeous wines to Ireland.

gamay

Gamay 'Ygeule'

A blend of a tank of Beaujolais and a direct pressing (short maceration, almost like a rosé) of Brouilly. Fresh, vibrant and juicy, this is the ultimate glou-glou wine.

*Also available in magnum*

quick facts

APPELLATION: Vin de France
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: red
GRAPE: gamay
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: concrete
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

beaujolais

Beaujolais

From 3 parcels around Charentay, on sandy loam soils. Average vine age is about 30 years. Semi-carbonic vinification in large concrete tanks with no added sulphur. The wine spends six months in a mix of used foudres and used barrels.

*Also available in magnum*

quick facts

APPELLATION: Beaujolais
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: red
GRAPE: gamay
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

brouilly

Brouilly '100% Cotton'

Pure gamay from a single vineyard, Les Mines. Vines are 65 years old planted in pink granite. Semi-carbonic fermentation in concrete tanks with no added sulphur. Aged 8 months in used foudres before bottling unfiltered.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Brouilly
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: red
GRAPE: gamay
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

cote de brouilly

Côte de Brouilly

100% Gamay from the Côte de Brouilly. Soils here are blue diorite, typical of the hill of Côte de Brouilly. Vinification is semi-carbonic in concrete tanks with no added sulphur. 8 months élévage in used foudres ranging from 14 to 42 hl in size.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Côte de Brouilly
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: red
GRAPE: gamay
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

les grilles

Côte de Brouilly 'Les Grillés'

The 1.5ha ‘Les Grillés’ is right next to the parcel that produces the Côte de Brouilly, but there is a geological divide at this location and the soil is over yellow siliceous rock (hence the yellow on the label) rather than diorite. Pierre uses the same protocol he uses for all his wines: semi-carbonic in large concrete tanks with no added sulphur added. 11 months élévage in used foudres and barrels ranging from 14 to 42 hl in size.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Côte de Brouilly
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: red
GRAPE: gamay
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

Pierre Cotton

Pierre Cotton is a new name in Beaujolais, but in just a few vintages he has made a name for himself as one of the leading lights of the appellation. After working for a short stint as a motorcycle mechanic, Pierre left to study oenology, and spent two years working with natural producers in the Loire Valley before returning to his family’s domaine. They have been farming and producing wine at the same cellar in Odenas since 1856. In 2014, Pierre reclaimed 1 hectare of Côte de Brouilly for his first cuvée, followed the next year by another 2 hectares of Brouilly from the family holdings, and in 2016, he purchased 1 hectare of Regnié, and 1 hectare of Beaujolais. Following his stint in the Loire, he is keen to make a white wine also, and has recently acquired a small parcel of chardonnay. Total production is small, and given the popularity of the wines in France, we feel quite lucky to be bringing these gorgeous wines to Ireland.