Brulhois AOC-AOP


It is the only name which does not refer to a place; Brulhois means “scorched earth”, probably by the sun. Called “black wine” in reference to its color, Brulhois brings together all the grape varieties with strong coloring specific to the region. Nevertheless, rosés wines represent a third of production.

Cabernet Franc N, Merlot N, and Tannat N (minimum 70% blend of these three, including 15% to 40% Tannat)

Complementary red grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon N, Cot N (Malbec) and Fer Servadou N; accessory variety, Abouriou N.

Powerful, intense and tannic red wines; aromas of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry). Aging potential, 3 to 10 years.

Food and wine pairing:

Perfect with game, wild boar and a stir-fried mushrooms, served at a temperature of 16 ° C.

Round, ample and lively rosé wines with intense fruity notes. The nose is very expressive with aromas of red and black fruits.

Food and wine pairing:

With cold cuts (“charcuteries”), grilled meats or spicy dishes, served at 10 ° C.


2011: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers and Lot-et-Garonne departments

Production area: 125 ha (309 acres)

Harvest: 6 500 hl (650 000 litres): 85% red, 15% rosé

Terroir: Surrounding the Garonne river, the Brulhois terroir is made up of gravel slopes and plateaus, sandy-stony soils on the surface and clayey in depth, typical of quality vineyards. It extends mainly to the south of the Garonne, between Agen, Moissac and Astaffort.

Climate: Anchored in the heart of the Southwest, the appellation enjoys a climatic alternation between oceanic mildness and Mediterranean heat, between mist from the Garonne in the spring and autan winds at maturity.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).