This comes from an historic walled vineyard that was used dating back to the 1300’s. Classic Brouilly, deep and sumptuous.
This is Château Thivin’s historic vineyard, it was already planted with vines in the 14th century, as shown by an inscription on the lintel of a small cave that reads “1383”. This walled vineyard at the foot of Mont Brouilly face south-west; the soil is deeper and a proportion of pink granite is mixed with the magmatic rock of the hill.
Wine: CHATEAU THIVIN Côte de Brouilly “Clos Bertrand” 2016
Producer: Chateau Thivin
Region/Country: Beaujolais, France
Production Method: Organic farming. Traditional fermentation in gravity fed winery.
Style: Brooding and muscular with lovely dark fruits and spice.
Pairing Suggestion: Game, Poultry and Grilled meats
Profile: Gamay has been best known for producing fresh and fruity wines for early consumption. This is now changing, with the natural wine movement in Beaujolais, and more producers placing more emphasis on high quality production meaning Gamay has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts. Wines now show racy acidity alongside richness of fruit and clear minerality. Plantings are increasing outside of France, with producers in Australia, New Zealand and USA producing wines in a range of styles.
Classic Regions: Beaujolais, Loire Valley (France), Yarra Valley (Australia), Central Otago (New Zealand), USA
A benchmark, and one of the oldest, producers in Beaujolais. The wonderful combination of old vine plots, organic viticulture and traditional fermentation techniques in their gravity fed winery lead to a swathe of aromatically complex, beautifully fruited Beaujolais with the structure and pedigree to mature gracefully for many decades.