2020 Thivin Cote de Brouilly Sept Vignes

Producer, region, cru...benchmark Beaujolais across the board!

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A truly age-worthy Cru Beaujolais offering, from the famous volcanic soil in Chateau Thivin’s holdings. An assemblage of seven Thivin parcels – fruit from the plots of; La Chapelle, Clos Bertrand, Brulhies, Utopia, L'Heronde, Henri and Les Fournelles.

This blue volcanic soil produces a more earthy almost rustic style of wine, while still retaining those classic, regional, sour-red berry elements. Floral and spicy to boot, this is a wine of depth, precision and purity.

With fruit sourced from across all their holdings this is also one of those rare bird Cru Beaujolais wines that see the introduction of a small amount of Chardonnay, just adding that extra bit of finesse and interest into the wine.

Gamay mostly, but also Chardonnay to bring finesse.


Our seven Côte de Brouilly plots are all located on the eastern, southern and western flanks of Mont Brouilly. Each of these plots is distinguished by its orientation, or its position on the slope, and each brings its share of complexity to this cuvée.
The soils are dominated by " blue stone " (Metadiorite), more rocky for the highest plots and more clayey for those of the piedmont.

93 Points - "The 2020 Côte de Brouilly is already very expressive, bursting with aromas of ripe berry fruit, plums and cherries mingled with hints of raw cocoa and spices. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's rich and fleshy, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a sapid finish. In style, this is more muscular than the more elegant 2019, but both represent benchmarks for Beaujolais in their respective vintages." - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

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