Brouca Cote de Glou – Organic, Biodynamic and Natural
Frédéric Brouca grew up in Normandy, and lived a nomadic lifestyle with his Canadian wife, Elaine, with the bulk of his time spent in Faugeres.
From an early age, Frédéric had loved farming and had expressed his desire to become a winemaker. In 2001, after he completed his Master’s Degree in Finance, he went back to school to gain a Sommelier diploma. This was the start of his wine career.
The Broucas took over 25 acres of vines in Faugeres in 2012, and in 2013, their inaugural vintage was created. Domaine Frédéric Brouca is a modest winery, fueled by the concept of reducing human intervention in the growing and winemaking process. Their wines are fresh and vibrant, made simply and without any revolutionary risk-taking. The success of their wines is thanks to letting nature run its course; to a simple return to good, honest farming.
Côte de Glou is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre grown in pure schist soils in the hilly slopes of the Faugères appellation. The forty-year old vines yield a perfectly balanced and powerful wine. With rich dark fruit and a notable structure, this zero-sulfur added wine was fermented with native yeast in in stainless steel tank, and ten month élevage in 60% stainless steel and 40% Foudre Tronconique, with a light filtration at bottling.
53% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 11% Mourvédre
The result is a savory red with a peppery spice note and a long, clean finish