Learn more about Brochon
Brochon is one of the six villages in the Côte de Nuits area, entitled to produce Burgundy wines for the appellation of Cote de Nuits Villages appellations (alongside the communes of Comblanchien, Corgoloin, Fixin and Premeaux-Prissey).
Some of the vineyards in Brochon are part of the appellation d'origine contrôlée Gevrey-Chambertin, and some are part of Fixin appellation, but Brochon has no appellation of its own.
Still white wines and still red wines may be produced here. White wines can be made from Chardonnay. Red wines are made principally from Pinot Noir.
Brochon also boasts a château that looks totally out of place, being a scale model of the château of Azay-le-Rideau, constructed in 1895 by Stephen Liégard whose best claim to fame is as the inventor of the term ‘Côte d’Azur’ for the French Riviera.
La Croix Violette (Brochon) 3.27ha
Just below the Route des Grands Crus, adjacent to the village itself. There is a retirement home of the same name overlooking the vineyard, but be careful when researching it, as La Croix Violette also appears to be the name of an occult magic sect. Frédéric Magnien has been known to bottle Côte de Nuits-Villages La Croix Violette.
Queue de Hareng (Brochon) 10.77ha
The ‘herring’s tail’ is the major Brochon vineyard. But, most unusually, while everything else at this end of the village is classified Côte de Nuits-Villages there is one section entitled to be premier cru Fixin. This promotion dates from 1979 when the Joliot family successfully requested that it should be included in their Clos de la Perrière.