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Last creation of Brotte, La Fiole Réserve reveals the best of the Rhône Valley terroirs. An aromatic trip trough a precise and attentive selection of the best Villages. Black cherry, ripe strawberry, spices and blackcurrant merge with elegance.

The refinement of the Fiole Reserve can be expressed during your holiday meals or in all simplicity with grilled or marinated red meats.

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Tasting Tips

To taste with a stew of beef with honey, filet mignon papillote with Roquefort, red fruit tart and dark chocolate cream.
Service at 17 °C. Open 4 hours in advance.

For the Fiole Réserve, the aromatic Grenache grapes are carefully selected from the best villages in the Rhône Valley including Plan de Dieu, Séguret and Vaison la Romaine. The Syrahs come from the Gard department and are selected from the heart of the Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan AOC, which is particularly known for its quality.


Plot selection of communal villages then manual harvest at maturity in September. 25-day maceration then aging in 100-year-old casks for 12 months.


Well balanced between aromas of black fruits, spices and touches of mint, violet and vanilla.


Concentrated and very elegant with soft and melted tannins. The aromas of wild berries and black cheies follow the nose perfectly. The finish is long and pleasant, the Grenache then expresses all its potential.

Deep ruby with purple hues. The nose is complex, with intense aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries and black pepper. The liquorice hints of Grenache sublimates the fruit of Syrah. The palate is initially concentrated, ample and fruity, with intense black fruits, liquorice and cocoa. Perfect balance and great length makes La Fiole Réserve a high-end “cuvée.”

Examples of great pairings: Grilled Tuna, Grilled Swordfish, Peking Duck, Lamb Loin, Caribou, Venison, Hamburgers, Nachos

$29.99 available at BC Liquor Stores


The Legend of the Fiole bottle dates back to 1952 and a meeting between a Châteauneuf du Pape wine producer, BROTTE, and a renowned glass artist from the region.

Together they came up with a bottle with a twisted shape, reminiscent of the old Grenache vines bent by the Mistral.


Much more than just a bottle, it became the perfect container for a Châteauneuf du Pape fine wine.

In a nod to his wife, Charles BROTTE, then a young wine négociant, named this wine after his father-in-law’s father, “Le Père Anselme”, a kindly and well-loved figure in the village.

With its distinctive shape, La Fiole became an icon now found in over 120 countries around the world.


It is with this concern for detail and quality that the descendants of Père Anselme perpetuate the legend of the Fiole, opening the borders of the AOC with the Fiole Côtes and the Fiole Réserve .

Wine notes and information courtesy of the winery. Notes in italics courtesy of BC Liquor Stores. Images: MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature.

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