Housed in a renovated château, Domaine de Briante is located just above the village of Cercié and surrounded by two hectares of vineyards spreading over the old volcanic granitic soil known as the blue rock in the Cotes de Brouilly appelation.
Toward the north-east of the Chateau, another eight hectares of Brouilly vineyards are farmed on a richer soil of old schist in the Brouilly appellation.
The “blue rock” brings exceptional structure to the wine and explains the difference between the two appellation of Brouilly and Cotes de Brouilly.
The domaine also owns another two hectares of vines located in Moulin a vent where the geology is more reminiscent of Burgundy, a mix of clay and limestone.
Lauren Faupin, who studied oenology and comes from a well-known family in Burgundy of winemaking equipment suppliers, purchased the domaine in 2010.
She immediately modernized the equipment and the premises and surprised the local winemakers by the quality of her vinification.