Domaine Blain Soeur et Frere

Brand Description

Domaine Blain was founded in 2014 when siblings Lucie and Marc-Antonin Blain acquired 14 acres of vineyards planted with old vines on the slopes of Mont Brouilly in Beaujolais. Marc-Antonin and Lucie grew up in their family domaine, Domaine Blain-Gagnard, in Chassagne-Montrachet. After completing his oenological studies and gaining experience in Australia, Marc-Antonin made a vintage of Beaujolais in Fleurie which became the catalyst for purchasing land there. Marc-Antonin maintains the vineyards in Brouily and Côte de Brouilly, while Lucie handles the communications, marketing, and daily operations of the business. The wines are vinified in Chassagne-Montrachet.

Location of Vineyard

The Beaujolais wine region stretches 55 kilometers from south of Mâcon to the flatter lands northwest of Lyon. All ten of Beaujolais’ crus sit clustered together in the northern sector of the region where the bedrock is the same schist and sandy granite found 100 kilometers south in Côte-Rôtie. Marc-Antonin and Lucie Blain own vineyards in the southernmost crus of Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly. Brouilly is the largest cru covering 20% of the Beaujolais area, while the Côte de Brouilly is a much smaller, volcanic slope known for giving structured wines. Vines are trained in the traditional Gobelet and average vine age is over 50 years old. Three different cuvées are produced based on soil and elevation: Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue, and Côte de Brouilly Les Jumeaux.

Winemaking Philosophy

Grapes are hand-harvested and are brought to the winery in Chassagne-Montrachet by refrigerated trucks. Vinification is semi-carbonic in closed tanks with a combination of 30 to 40 percent whole bunches with the remainder destemmed. All fermentations occur with native yeasts and the wines age in a combination of wood, concrete, and stainless steel. Aging is governed by the vintage with some years aged eight months in 52-hectoliter wood tanks and other vintages aged for 12 months in stainless steel. Marc-Antonin is experimenting with various sized oak barrels and tanks. Some are the traditional 228-liter Burgundian pièce while some wooden casks are between 350 and 450-liters.

Pallet of Bottles
Domaine Blain Soeur et Frère Bottles
Bottles in Cellar
Grape Press
Domaine Blain Soeur et Frère Brouilly
Domaine Blain Soeur et Frère Jumeaux
Jumeaux and Pierre Bleue
Domaine Blain Soeur et Frère Pierre Bleue
Pierre Bleue Vineyard
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Stainless Steel Tanks
Stainless Steel Tanks
Vineyard Work
Wood Tanks
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Winery Profile
Owner: Lucie and Marc-Antonin Blain
Winemaker: Marc-Antonin Blain
Total acreage under vine: 14
Founded: 2014
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“Domaine Blain’s 2017 Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue is reductive, firm and astringent, though it appears to possess good substance and concentration. Perhaps time will be kind to it?”
— acclaim for 2017 Domaine Blain Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue from Wine Advocate, Dec 2019
“Vivid magenta. Mineral-laced raspberry and boysenberry scents are complicated by hints of smoky minerals and musky flowers. Offers juicy, sharply focused dark fruit flavors that put on weight with air and pick up a hint of candied licorice. Powerful yet lively in style, showing clean finishing bite and silky tannins that add gentle grip.”
— acclaim for 2016 Domaine Blain Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue from Josh Raynolds, Mar 2018
“Domaine Blain’s 2017 Côte de Brouilly Les Jumeaux offers up aromas of berry fruit and smoked meats, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively palate with a pretty core of fruit and youthfully chewy tannins.”
— acclaim for 2017 Domaine Blain Côte de Brouilly Les Jumeaux from Wine Advocate, Sep 2019
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