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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2021 (375ml)

Red Wine from Beaujolais, France
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Thivin is a stand out as the epitome of what this Beaujolais Cru can offer. Floral aromatics, volcanic and lushly textured with minerals, granite and of course wild berry fruit.

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Château Thivin is one of Beaujolais unmissable classics, like Foillard in Morgon or Clos de la Roilette in Fleurie. Thivin’s own home is the Côte de Brouilly, a Cru that is often overlooked or confused with its neighbor, Brouilly. While Brouilly makes the lightest and simplest wines of the ten Crus, the Côte de Brouilly makes incredibly distinctive Beaujolais of structure and complexity.

The secret to the Cru’s terroir is revealed in its first name, Côte. Côte means slope, and in this case, the slope is a very steep one—48% grade!—on an old volcano. Volcanic soils are not that common in Beaujolais, but that’s what you find here. In particular, you find slightly blue volcanic rocks with minerals like plagioclase, a type of bright white feldspar, and the black, yet reflective mineral biotite of the mica family.

The combination of volcanic minerals, their impact on absorbing heat and reflecting light as well as the steep grade yield Gamay grapes unlike any others in the world. While you might find yourself inspired to forage for mushrooms, you won't have to forage for wines of singular beauty.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 92
"The 2021 Côte de Brouilly has turned out nicely, mingling aromas of cherries and berries with notions of burning embers and forest floor. Medium-bodied, fleshy and vibrant, with a lively core of fruit, powdery tannins and a sapid, saline finish, it marks a return to a more classically proportioned style after several richer, riper vintages. This tasting note refers to the cuvée imported in the United States, but readers in the rest of the world will find that the estate's Sept Vignes bottling, which sees a light filtration, is very similar in profile. Best After 2021" -Robert Parker

What importer Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...

Blend:Gamay
Appellation:Côte de Brouilly
Country:France
Region:Beaujolais
Producer:Château Thivin
Winemaker:Claude-Edouard Geoffray
Vineyard: Average of 50 years, 8.3 ha
Soil:Pierre bleue (metadiorite)
Aging: Ages in oak foudres for six months before bottling
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13.5%

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Gamay

  • Vintage

    2021

  • Size

    375ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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