Christophe Coquard, Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais 2020

€138.00 €95.00
For this month’s Monopole, we turned to one of our most prolific suppliers, Christophe Coquard. Christophe is a negociant from Beaujolais and comes from a family with a long winemaking tradition. He is immensely proud of Beaujolais wines, offering an incomparable range when it comes to quality, price and variety. When we were preparing for this Monopole, we figured Christophe would have something delicious knocking about in the winery, and we weren’t disappointed with his offering – a 2020 Côte de Brouilly ‘Les Granits’ Bleus’, a Beaujolais Cru that is a real treat. 

At €95 for 6 bottles, this is one of the best prices we will be able to do on Beaujolais Cru for the foreseeable. 2020 was a particularly interesting year for the region. A warm summer with no premature frost and below-average yields, Beaujolais wines from 2020 are characterised by their power and balance. The 2021 harvest was much trickier – frost and hail disrupted many vineyards’ yields, resulting in less wine. The 2021 Beaujolais is markedly lighter and more expensive, so it will be awhile until you can get your hands on a luscious, affordable Beaujolais Cru! Order this case for your next summer barbecue, and maybe a second case to savour in the future when the 2021 Beaujolais isn't at the price you like. This is a wine that is the best of both worlds - drinking perfectly now, but with plenty of longevity in it.
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Christophe Coquard, Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais 2020


Coquard’s 2020 Côte de Brouilly is an especially rich and full example of Beaujolais. The wine’s name ‘Les Granits Bleus’, is a reference to the granite and limestone soils in which the vineyards grow. 2020 was a very warm year; this combined with the heat absorbing stony soils meant the grapes were incredibly ripe and juicy at harvest. Thanks to this ripeness, the tannins are incredibly well-integrated and soft, making this wine silky on the palate. There are aromas and flavours of black fruit and liquorice. An excellent pairing with grilled meats, charcuterie and cheese… which sounds like exactly what we will be serving at our next barbecue, so we think the wine is a given accompaniment! In addition to just being delicious, it has also achieved ‘High Environmental Value’ Certification. Farmers who achieve HEV have met targets in 4 key areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of fertiliser use and management of water. We are always attracted to wines that work as kindly as possible with the environment. 



Côte de Brouilly is a Beaujolais Cru that doesn’t get as much attention as its more famous neighbours, such as Fleurie or Morgon. It sometimes gets confused with Brouilly itself – while they are very close to each other, both gracing the slopes of Mont Brouilly – they are two distinct appellations, with different soils and aspects that result in quite different wines. Brouilly encompasses a broader area and is known for floral, lighter wines. Côte de Brouilly is a much smaller appellation – it only consists of 320 hectares and is marked by its fuller body, more prominent tannins and greater ageing potential. Though all red wines in Beaujolais are made from 100% Gamay, the different terroir, slopes, and winemaking result in a great variety of styles throughout the region. 



France > Beaujolais

Grape Varieties

100% Gamay


Blue Granite & Schist Soils


Aged 9 months in stainless steel

Cellaring Potential

5+ years


Organic Farming

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