Brusset Laurent B

Brusset Laurent B

Domaine Brusset Laurent B. Cotes du Rhone 2021


Round, elegant, supple where we find small fruits (raspberry). Drinkable and balanced wine.

Brusset’s “Laurent B.” is an appealing blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignane, and Mourvedre from stony, clay- and limestone-rich soil. The craggy, rocky “Dentelles de Montmirail” form the backdrop to Brusset  vineyards, some of Gigondas’ best. The steep terraced vineyards mean hand-harvesting is mandatory and mechanization is kept to a minimum. Fruit is vinified by variety in small lots, then matured in vats for six months before blending.

Rich, round, and warm, this is a medium-bodied Côtes du Rhône with easy, moderate tannins and well-balanced acidity. Spicy red fruit lays over an elegant, supple texture. Enjoyable now, it will maintain its style as a tasty, cozy little wine over the next five to six years. Definitely a find, and a gem at the price. Tuck a case away at home, if you can.

Food Matching

Rack of lamb with red-currant wine sauce, beef steaks with peppercorn sauce, lemon-coriander game hens or even seared tuna pepper steaks.


The soils are clayey-limestone and stony. The yields are 45 hl/ha. The grapes are 100% hand-picked from the domaines own vineyards.


All the grapes are destalked before fermentation which lasts 8 – 10 days at a constant temperature of 28 degrees C. Each grape variety is harvested and vinified separately and then blended together after malolactic fermentation. 80% of the wine is then aged in steel while the remaining 20 is aged in large oak barrels for 6 months.

Type of Soil

Very stony clay-sandy.






Destemming, Fermentation 10 to 15 days at 26°C with regular racking. Each variety is vinified separately then blended after the malos.


100% in vats for 6 months.


5 to 6 years.


Ruby red with purplish reflections.


Small red fruits, spices.