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Domaine Brusset

Domaine Brusset
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The broken crags of Les Dentelles de Montmirail form a dramatic, gap-toothed backdrop to some of the finest vineyards of Gigondas. Steeply terraced, low-yielding and back-breaking to work (no mechanisation here), they simply wouldn’t be worth cultivating if they didn’t produce great wine.

Thankfully, in cuvées such as Laurent Brusset’s Le Grand Montmirail and Les Hauts de Montmirail, these south-facing terraces prove all that trouble worthwhile. The presence of a decent amount of Mourvèdre in the Brusset vineyards also gives an understated power and backbone that goes beyond typical Gigondas.

If the genial Laurent is rightly famed as one of the stars of the appellation, there’s far more to his vineyards than that, taking in a total of 85 hectares across Gigondas, Cairanne and Côtes du Ventoux. Brusset’s benchmark Côtes du Rhône is, in its own way, just as worthy of admiration as the much fêted Gigondas Montmirail. A cut above the norm, it remains one of the best value wines made in the region.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2010 Côtes du Rhône Cairanne Les Travers, Brusset

    A deep garnet colour with youthful purplish hints at the rim. It has a fresh spicy nose with aromas of Christmas cake and mulled wine. On the palate it is concentrated and very elegant with fine spicy concentrated red and black fruits, soft tannins, and real elegance on the finish.

  2. 2010 Gigondas les Hauts de Montmirail, Domaine Brusset

    Deep crimson in colour, with a rich, spicy, smoky aroma, showing hints of chocolate and blackberry and a rounded, powerful palate with mouthfilling fruit.

  3. 2011 Gigondas Tradition Le Grand Montmirail, Domaine Brusset

    Medium ruby. Aromas of black cherry, currant and liquorice. Lush but bright in the mouth, with noteworthy depth of flavour and restrained sweetness. Finishes with ripe, dusty tannins and excellent persistence.

  4. 2012 Côtes du Rhône Cairanne Les Travers, Brusset

    A deep garnet colour with youthful purplish hints at the rim. It has a fresh spicy nose with aromas of Christmas cake and mulled wine. On the palate it is concentrated and very elegant with fine spicy concentrated red and black fruits, soft tannins, and real elegance on the finish.

  5. 2013 Côtes du Ventoux Les Boudalles, Brusset

    This wine not only looks like raspberries in the glass, but it shows them on the nose as well. On the palate it is supple, elegant and harmonious, and the aromatics give it a lift which can be very moreish!

  6. 2013 Côtes du Rhône, Domaine Brusset

    Ruby red in colour with enticing aromas of red berry fruits. The palate is round, with subtle flavours of raspberries and other red fruits. The wine is well balanced and the tannins smooth and approachable.

  7. 2012 Gigondas les Hauts de Montmirail, Domaine Brusset

    Deep crimson in colour, with a rich, spicy, smoky aroma, showing hints of chocolate and blackberry and a rounded, powerful palate with mouthfilling fruit.

  8. 2013 Gigondas Tradition Le Grand Montmirail, Domaine Brusset

    Medium ruby. Aromas of black cherry, currant and liquorice. Lush but bright in the mouth, with noteworthy depth of flavour and restrained sweetness. Finishes with ripe, dusty tannins and excellent persistence.

  9. 2014 Côtes du Ventoux Les Boudalles, Brusset

    This wine not only looks like raspberries in the glass, but it shows them on the nose as well. On the palate it is supple, elegant and harmonious, and the aromatics give it a lift which can be very moreish!

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