2017 Pierre Cotton Beaujolais Le Pré
Pierre has Brouilly in his veins, and he knows the trials and tribulations of working on this heroic hill-side, so steep it is scary to walk up, let alone work on the small bush vines scattered upon it.
But Pierre did not rest on the previous generation; he left, explored, learned, working for winemakers all across France. During his travels, he confirmed his desire to pursue natural viticulture and make natural wines. He now has an incredibly exciting future ahead and a desire to make zero-entrant wines, but with lots of responsibility as he has now taken over the whole domaine since the 2016 vintage, all vinified naturally. We think he is a bit of a star in the making, and a great young bloke with a curious mind and courageous heart. Being an unassuming gentle giant, he has the head and the shoulders necessary to do big things.