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Côte de Brouilly Les 7 Vignes 2019, Château Thivin

£22.50

Region: Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais

Grape/s: Gamay

Vintage: 2019

Production: Organic in conversion, hand harvested, natural yeasts 

From seven plots of Côte de Brouilly on the east, south, and west flanks of Mont Brouilly: Clos Bertrand, La Chapelle, Les Griottes, Godefroy, L’Héronde, Henri, and Les Fournelles,  each is distinguished by its orientation or its position on the slope, and each brings its share of complexity to this wine.

The soils are dominated by the blue stone – Metadiorite (a metamorphic rock) which is more prominent and stonier for the highest plots and more clayey for those nearer the foot of the hill.

This is a beautiful garnet/blue hue with an exuberant nose of peony, cherry. Energetic acidity and a mineral streak balanced by ripe black fruit and exotic spice.

An exceptional wine which can age beautifully, should you have the patience!

Bottled a mere week before I tasted it, Thivin’s 2019 Côte de Brouilly unwinds in the glass with inviting aromas of plums, red berries, warm spices and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, it’s bright and precise, with fine depth at the core and real energy, concluding with a long, gently tannic finish. A touch finer-boned and more dynamic than the gourmand, demonstrative 2018, this is showing very well.” 93+ pts

William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

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