The Les Brurreaux vineyard is located in the center of the Chénas cru at approximately 290m above sea level. The vineyard's soil have a significant proportion of granite compared to elsewhere in Chénas. Vines are trained in the traditional gobelet system of Beaujolais and harvested by hand. This vineyard's signature can be defined as a smoky-earth tone underpinning the dark-fruited character of gamay.
Cool spring temperatures led to a later-than-average bud break, which proved to be a blessing in disguise as a major hailstorm swept through the region in late May decimating about 2000 hectares. Had bud break happened on schedule, the result of this metrological event could've been much worse. A moderate, dry summer, with cool nights, continued through September offering the estate ideal conditions for harvest. The 2016 vintage can be compared most recently to 2014 in terms of freshness, elegance and structure, with riper fruit character (but not as ripe as 2015) to provide a bit of voluptuousness on the palate.