Château Thivin, Gamay, Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais, France 2020
100% Gamay. Farming is certified organic. Vines are an average of 50 years, on soil of blue volcanic rock. This wine ages in foudres for six months before bottling.
Thivin is an institution in the Côte de Brouilly appellation: the splendid château dates back to 1383, and the Geoffray family, who has called it home for generations, has a long history of producing fabulous wines from this fabled cru. Arguably even more legendary is the cuisine of Evelyne Geoffray, who tackles the crucial task of feeding hungry harvesters every September. Loaded with wild fruit, spice, and crunchy minerality, Château Thivin's Côte de Brouilly marries to perfection with Evelyne's generous, soulful cuisine.
Whole cluster fermentation gives lift and preserves the freshness of the fruit. You can expect aromas of fresh strawberry, ripe raspberry, pencil lead and violet.
The Côte de Brouilly’s stony terroir always takes the upper hand on bombastic fruit — even if you sometimes have to wade through a sea of succulent wild berries to reach that flinty core. The Côte’s signature minerality is at the forefront, offering crunchy, smoky nuances from the very first sip. The Gamay fruit is pure and bright, and aromas of purple flowers and herbs round out its delightful complexity.
The Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly will undoubtedly age wonderfully, blossoming slowly and beautifully over time. For lovers of old-fashioned Beaujolais in all its elegant, high-toned, terroir-driven glory.
Subregion: Côte de Brouilly