Château Thivin
‘Clos Bertrand’ 2018
Côte de Brouilly
Beaujolais, France

$60.00

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Style: Red: Bright fruits, juicy and deep.

Producer: Château Thivin

Region: Beaujolais, France

Grape: Gamay

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Granite

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old foudre

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Gamay for shorthand or Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in long, is THE grape of Beaujolais. It’s also founds in other areas of France, namely the Loire Valley, but it’s not the signature of this region. Known for producing red wines that are not too dissimilar to Pinot Noir. Lighter in style with an easy and approachable feel to them.

Raised in foudre and derived from the historic southwest-facing enclosed vineyards of the Château Thivin, the 2018 Côte de Brouilly Clos Bertrand reveals aromas of dark plums, cherries and spices. The palate is layered with florals, spice and great concentration of fruits, lingering long. Don’t be fooled. These wines drink beautifully now but can cellar for 8 – 10 years without hesitation.

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

Although Beaujolais is technically part of the greater Burgundy region, the grapes they use are slightly different. For Burgundy proper, Pinot Noir is the star. But in this southern outpost Gamay takes centre stage. This wine is from Morgon, one of the ten crus of Beaujolais. It’s one of my favourites too.

This is Château Thivin’s historic vineyard, it was planted with vines in the 14th century, as shown by an inscription on the lintel of a small cave that reads “1383”.
It’s a 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. The vines are at a density of 7,000 vines/ha laid out with grassed and flower strips for the diversification of the flora and to let our small, light tractors through.

This is the oldest wine-growing estate in Mont-Brouilly. Six generations of the Geoffray family have been producing wine in this region. The estate’s vineyards are primarily located in the Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly crus, but they also produce Beaujolais White, Rosé.

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Style: Red: Bright fruits, juicy and deep.

Producer: Château Thivin

Region: Beaujolais, France

Grape: Gamay

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Granite

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old foudre

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Gamay for shorthand or Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in long, is THE grape of Beaujolais. It’s also founds in other areas of France, namely the Loire Valley, but it’s not the signature of this region. Known for producing red wines that are not too dissimilar to Pinot Noir. Lighter in style with an easy and approachable feel to them.

Raised in foudre and derived from the historic southwest-facing enclosed vineyards of the Château Thivin, the 2018 Côte de Brouilly Clos Bertrand reveals aromas of dark plums, cherries and spices. The palate is layered with florals, spice and great concentration of fruits, lingering long. Don’t be fooled. These wines drink beautifully now but can cellar for 8 – 10 years without hesitation.

Sebastian Crowther MS