Brouilly - Pisse Vieille

Brouilly Pisse Vieille


The "lieu dit", or named vineyard of Pisse Vieille boasts many advantages. This 22 hectare south facing area is between 400 and 500 metres above sea level. The clay, limestone and decomposing granite soil is perfectly suited to vinegrowing. It is the only INAO officially recognized "lieu dit" within the 1200 ha Brouilly appellation area, which spreads over 6 Beaujolais communes around Mont Brouilly.

Piss old, the priest said it!

This climate with such a special name owes its reputation to a legend, that of a very pious winegrower who went regularly to confess to confess only banal unimportant faults. The priest of Cercié (one of the communes of the Brouilly appellation), no doubt overwhelmed by this almost weekly repetition, admonished him one day very nicely: Go! And do not fish anymore! But our old lady was a bit hard of hearing. She heard: Go! And do not piss! It must be said that in Patois Beaujolais, fishing is said to piss. We can easily imagine the rest. The old woman was relieved of her ordeal only when her husband, anxious, went to see the priest for an explanation. Back home, he shouted from the bottom of the hill: Old piss, old piss, the priest says it! Thus was baptized the locality.


This generous and elegant wine will accompany your filet mignon pork crust, veal liver or beef bourguignon.

Information sheet

Appellation: Brouilly
Cuvée: Old Piss
Varietal: Gamay

Dress: Ruby
Nose: Fresh fruit, beautiful elegance.
Palate: Aromas of raspberry and blackberry, supple and balanced palate.

Serving temperature: 14 ° C

Food / wine pairing: Pork tenderloin in crust, veal liver, beef bourguignon

Length of stay: 3-5 years


Saint-Vincent Mâconnais-Beaujolais > Médaille d'argent : Brouilly 2017
Wine Enthusiast 87 > Brouilly 208
Wine Enthusiast 87 > Brouilly 2020
James Suckling > Brouilly 2021 89/100
Gilbert & Gaillard > Gold medal : Brouilly 2022
James Suckling > Brouilly 2022 90/100
International Wine Challenge > Commended winner : Brouilly 2023