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A Brouilly specialist and a member of the Management Comittee of the ";Amis de Brouilly";, Alain Michaud is the third generation of Michauds to work this excellent estate. It was created in 1910 by Alain's grandfather, Jean-Marie and then run by his father and Uncle until 1973 when Alain took over the reigns. The last 30 years have seen Domaine Alain Michaud go from strength to strength with holdings now in Morgon and Beaujolais, but their 9 hectares of Brouilly remains the Domaine's main focus. Many of the Gamay vines in the Brouilly vineyards were planted by Alain's grandfather and 70% of the vines are now over 50 years old. After a modern vinification in stainless steel, the wine is transferred to old oak ";tuns"; for several months before bottling to round out the wine. The Brouilly reaches full maturity at about 3-4 years from the harvest. The future of the estate seems assured as Alain's son, Dorian, is now studying viticulture and oenology.