"Pierre produces terroir driven wines with very low intervention and the ambition to boost Beaujolais appellations."
The soils of Beaujolais are divided into a northern and southern half, with the town of Villefranche-sur-Saône being in between. The northern half comprises of most of the Crus of Beaujolais with schist, granite and limestone based soils. The best plots are located on hillsides, with most of the granite and schist, leaving the lower slopes with more stone and clay. The southern half of the region has flatter land with richer, sandstone and clay based soils with some limestone patches.
History / Ethos
Domaine Pierre Cotton began in 2014 with only one hectare of the family’s Côte de Brouilly vineyards. Since then, Pierre added some plots and took over the family business in 2017, totalling now 8 hectares farmed organically. Terroir is everything here and the winemaking is 100% natural with no added sulfites. Carbonic fermentation takes place in concrete vats and the wines age then on old large oak barrels. Every wine is made the same way, so the difference between the wines is only coming from the different soils within the estate.