Nicole Chanrion Cote De Brouilly (MARFA)
Nicole Chanrion doesn't take no for an answer. And we're so glad that's the case. Although she's of the six generation in a wine making family, it was not easy in the 1970's for a woman to actually be the maker herself. By 2000 she was not only well respected, but became president of the Cote-de-Brouilly appellation! This particular wine showcases both the unique terroir (a prehistoric volcano lies beneath, providing a mineral-rich soil) and her craftsmanship (with a focus on biodynamic farming and minimal intervention in the vinification.) Cote-de-Brouilly is known as one of the more robust crus. Nicole's manages to balance both power and elegance. No wonder her local nickname is 'La Patronne de la Cote,' i.e. The Boss!