Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2022

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Beaujolais

  • Sub-Region

    Cote de Brouilly

  • Grape

    Gamay

  • ABV

    13.5%

  • Food Pairing

    CharcuteriePoultryWarm Vegetable Dishes

Château Thivin was built in the fifteenth century on an ancient volcano and is the oldest estate on Mont Brouilly.  The estate’s vineyards are primarily located in the Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly crus.  The estate’s wines are characterized by three principal terroirs and the wines they produce are specific to each soil type.  The Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais comes from the “blue stones” or “corne verte” terroir, it is volcanic in origin.  This exceptional terroir on the steep slopes of the Côte-de-Brouilly appellation gives Thivin’s Gamay a spicy minerality and solid structure. This terroir is where wines are forged with a complex character, powerful and elegant, with very good keeping potential.

Tasting Notes

 This Beaujolais Cru drinks well in its youth, but will develop beautifully 3-8 years after the vintage.  

“Like your Beaujolais infused with crunchy volcanic stone? Tasting at Thivin each year, it is remarkable to see the influence of the Côte de Brouilly’s blue diorite, locally called pierre bleue, as compared with the other crus of Beaujolais. Gamay here is laced with a vibrant streak of gunflint, intensified by Thivin’s wealth of century-old vines that burrow deep into the bedrock. Coating this dense, firm mineral core is an abundance of sumptuous fruit hinting at cassis, blueberry, violets, plum, and blackberry. In other words, a whole lot of Beaujolais in one bottle!”

Anthony Lynch 

Method

Thivin’s Côte de Brouilly parcels of 50 year old Gamay vines are predominantly south-facing. The soil is plowed and composted regularly and cover crops are left between some rows to encourage microbiotic activity. No insecticides are used.Traditional whole-cluster fermentation is employed.

The Gamay for the Cote de Brouilly is sourced from 50 year old vines growing on blue volcanic rock containing plagioclase and biotite. The vineyards are situated on steep slopes with a 48% grade and exposed to the South, East, and Southeast for optimal ripening of the grapes. Fermentation lasts 6-12 days and the wine ages in oak foudres (the large barrels) for six months before bottling.

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