The legend tells that Brulius a roman soldiergave his name to the 485m hill. The “Mont Brouilly” gave then, its name to the appellation. This hill even appears in the French mythology; Gargantua carrying a hood full of rocks would tipped it which led to the birth of the “Mont Brouilly”.
Spread on 6 communes: Cércié, Saint Lager, Charentay, Odenas, Saint Etienne la Varennes and Quincié, and upon 1300 hectares, the Brouilly appellation is the most wide appellations of the Beaujolais and represents 20% of the crus.
Surface area: 1300 hectares
Soil: Granite, Limestone and Diorite
Date of creation: 19 October 1939
Food pairing suggestions
- Rabbit terrine with rosemary and crunchy bread
- Cladeirada – Portugal
- To serve at 13/14°C
- Brouilly Chapel
- Mountain bike roads
- Aquatic gardens
- Voie verte (“Green way”)
- Parc des oiseaux