A sumptuous blend of the Thivin Côte de Brouilly holdings. Perfectly balanced freshness and ripeness with violet floral intrigue.
Les Sept Vignes refers to the 7 plots of Thivin that go into this beautiful blend, giving a perfect representation of the varied terroir of the Côte de Brouilly. Garnet red with bluish glints, bouquet of hawthorn, peonies, cherry, with a touch of minerality, round on the palate with black fruit, and a spicy finish.
Wine: CHATEAU THIVIN Côte de Brouilly "Les 7 Vignes" 2018
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.