Personality + Intrigue! ??

Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly ‘Clos Bertrand’ 2015

If you need convincing the Beaujolais can make wines just as good as Burgundy, you've just found your wine!

When you grab an old Beaujolais from a great vineyard and put it up against a Burgundy confusion reigns. Sure there’s the light red Beaujolais Noveau designed to be drunk young. Serious Beaujolais is something special and often and 1/3 to 1/4 the price of comparable Burgundy. At a tasting of dozens of Cru Beaujolais, Château Thivin’s stood out. A quick sniff and I knew I was in for something good. Tasting it took me to a very happy place. Personality intrigue, great depth, length and harmony!

$55ea in any 3+, $53ea in any 6+

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Brouilly is the southern most of the Cru du Beaujolais. Château Thivin The Côte de Brouilly was recognised as a great site and was planted by the Romans; it is the oldest Beaujolais vineyard. In 1383 the first part of the Château Thivin cellars was built, this is the oldest Cote de Brouilly estate and one of the most highly respected producers in the region. All of Château Thivin’s organically-grown, largely old gamay vines are planted on the (mostly southern) slopes of Mont Brouilly, a small extinct volcano. The mature vines, great sites and endless dedicated work in the vines gives a modest yield of perfectly ripened small bunches. At harvest, these are gently placed into small crates undamaged, then tipped into vats that are closed and sealed when full of complete bunches. The marvellous simplicity of the process continues as the vats are left untouched for 7-10 days, whereupon any fermenting wine, resulting from bunches being squashed under their own weight, is drained out and the remaining whole bunches pressed. The young wine is then rested in large old barrels for 6-12 months before bottling. Such a simple and natural process gives amazing red wines.

Where in the world does the magic happen?

69460 Château Thivin, Odenas, France



Côte du Brouilly