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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2010

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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2010

Sku: 034380

Half Bottle

You may have figured out that I am a fiend for Gamay. Ilove this grape! Brilliant, with great flavor, yet super easy to drink by itself or with food (did I mention it takes a chill very well?). Many Beaujolais wines are among the best bargains of the wine world, and this one is no exception. We have a lot of great half bottles on offer, but I wanted to make sure we had a really good Cru Beaujolais as well.
~ Ben, 67Wine Buyer, 08/2013

Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars 89Points: ($24) Light, bright violet. Strawberry and black raspberry on the nose, with a strong floral quality gaining strength with air. Round, velvety red berry flavors are complemented by candied rose and violet, with smoky minerals adding depth. Richer than usual for this bottling: this wine became sweeter with air and will complement richer foods.

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This winery has been in the Geoffray family since 1877 and is currently run by Claude and Evelyne Geoffray and their son Claude-Edouard. Under the Geoffrays, Château Thivin was instrumental in the creation of the Côte de Brouilly AOC and continues to be a force in the region. The vineyard features Gamay vines that are at least 50 years old planted on the amazingly steep (48 percent grade!) southern slopes of Mt. Brouilly. A lot of work is done to keep erosion at bay, and no insecticides are ever used. Grapes are hand harvested, whole-cluster fermented and then aged in the large oak barrels known as foudres for a few months to allow complexity before bottling. All in all, this wine is a great artisan product from a proud family of vignerons.

Food pairing
A fun, easy bottle to drink, this Cru Beaujolais is a great wine for a picnic in the park. Served just chilled, it is refreshing and full of floral and black raspberry notes without being sweet. To get it to the right temperature, we put it in the fridge for a few hours before we left and then let it sit outside for an hour before we drank it. It was perfect with the intense soft cheese, a creamy St. Marcellin, we brought and some good, crusty bread. A salad of greens, tomatoes, and radishes was all we needed to round it out.
~ Ben, 67Wine Buyer, 08/2013

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Beaujolais
Appellation: Cote de Brouilly
Grape Varietal: Gamay
Type: Still wine

Reg. 13.99

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