Chateau Thivin, Cote de Brouilly, 2019

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The Cote de Brouilly is a special hill of blue granite located in the southern half of the 10 Crus of Beaujolais and it produces wonderful, full-bodied Gamay. Chateau Thivin is its greatest producer, and the 2019 -- a very special Beaujolais vintge -- is not to be missed. Drink now with pleasure but also hold a couple of bottles in your cellar.
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Chateau Thivin

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 93
"Bottled a mere week before I tasted it, Thivin's 2019 Côte de Brouilly unwinds in the glass with inviting aromas of plums, red berries, warm spices and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, it's bright and precise, with fine depth at the core and real energy, concluding with a long, gently tannic finish. A touch finer-boned and more dynamic than the gourmand, demonstrative 2018, this is showing very well."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 91
"This young wine still has youthful tannins as well as ebullient berry fruits. Everything will soften as it matures to bring a ripe wine, fruity but with a dry core of tannins. Drink from 2021."

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Beaujolais

  • Grape Variety

    Gamay

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Natural

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied