Côtes du Brulhois has been an AOC since 2011, but the influence of these wines predates this date. The development of this wine-growing region began in Gallo-Roman times , when more than 48,000 hl of wine was transported through the nearby Garonne. Various historical modifications of this region then under English occupation, canceled the dazzling expansion of the Côtes du Brulhois, until it was rediscovered again and appreciated for all its taste and organoleptic qualities. The Lot-et-Garonne does not have the exclusivity of the production of these wines, the vines are also present in Tarn-et-Garonne and a little in the Gers. 312 sunny and rather dry hectares are planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other grape varieties such as Tannat which gives an elegant and dark black color to the Côtes du Brulhois reds.
Côtes du Brulhois
These are the Vignerons du Pays de Brulhois, who since 1984 have been working to restore the vines, which are well established in the region. Inviting these wines to your table is like having dinner with a piece from a long history that is now honored! You will appreciate the fleshy and generous red wines, which go very well with the dishes of the region (duck confit...). The cheeses are also good companions to these fruity drinks, with aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, spicy and cocoa, which are used young but can be kept for 4 to 5 years, to develop all their complexity. Do not hesitate to forget a few bottles in your cellar!