Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Les Sept Vignes 2018

Chateau Thivin's Cote de Brouilly is no ordinary Beaujolais. As the name Les Sept Vignes suggests, Gamay grapes come from seven different steep and sunny slopes of Mont Brouilly. The wine is deep and complex with intense aromas and flavours of black fruits, floral notes of violets, peonies and a touch of spices and minerality.

Chateau Thivin is the oldest winery in Brouilly appellation having the oldest Gamay grapes grown organically on the soils of blue stones giving the wine spicy mineral, complex, powerful and elegant character. An age-worthy wine with a structure.

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Details

Type: Red Producer: Chateau Thivin Appellation: Beaujolais Cru - Cote de Brouilly Vintage: 2018 Grape: Gamay Country: France Region: Beaujolais Style: Light and Perfumed Alcohol: 13% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€23,33 / litre)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

2018 vintage review is not published yet, below is for 2017 as a reference

94 points Wine Advocate

The 2017 Côte de Brouilly is superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe cassis, candied violets and plums. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, structured around fine-grained but chewy tannins and tangy balancing acids, with considerable depth and substance at the core. The wine is still quite primary and will need some time to come together, but it’s an excellent rendition of this storied cuvée that resembles the 2011 vintage. —by William Kelley