This renowned site in Brouilly, named after the proliferation of stones found in its granite soils, tends to yield wines of intense mineral power and penetrating fruit, and Dubost produces a wine of nearly saline intensity from his old-vines holding here. This is fermented whole-cluster and vinified and aged in stainless steel, but the Pierreux possesses a more deeply chiseled structure which beckons for a few years of bottle aging.
Varietal: 100% Gamay
Minimal SO2 prior to bottling
The Domaine has been owned by the Dubost family since 1902, with Jean-Paul operating the estate since the mid-nineties. Along with his sons, Corentin and Joffrey, Jean-Paul farms about 21 hectacres, with vineyards in Brouilly, Moulin a Vent, Morgon, and Regnie. Beginning in 2005 vineyard management has transitioned to biodynamic, with wine production shifting to natural yeast, minimal suplfuring, and as little intervention as is possible in his bottlings.