Château Thivin - Brouilly Reverdon 2021


At Château Thivin, the oldest wine-growing estate in Mont-Brouilly, there reigns a special atmosphere — that of a château on a human scale where the 6 generations of the Geoffray family have been producing quality wines in the greatest respect for the terroirs. The hand-picking of the grapes and the rather “hands-on” vinification make it possible to obtain authentic wines that reflect their terroir.

The estate’s vineyards are primarily located in the Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly crus, but we also produce Beaujolais White, Rosé, and Effervescent wines from the most magnificent vineyards in Beaujolais.

n a due east-facing 5.5 ha hillside, on a formation of the first foothills of the Massif Central, with a soil of friable pink granite containing little organic matter. Two cadoles (dry-stone huts), one from the 18th century, testify to the historic nature of this terroir. This is a part of the appellation that we particularly like, for the Granitic purity and its poor soils that give distinctive wines with very elegant fruit aromas.

Vinification in whole bunches in our hillside cellars, whose successive levels allow us to make maximum use of gravity, so as to avoid using either pumps or conveyors for the grapes. Maceration for only 8 days in order to capture all the freshness of the fruit, matured for 7 months in cement vats.

Beautiful cherry red colour, floral, fruity bouquet, round on the palate with fresh garden fruits; underpinned by supple tannins. Serving temperature: 14–16°C.

"I love the nose of sour cherries and ripe strawberries with a touch of fresh garden herbs. Only medium-bodied but with good concentration and elegant tannins, this is surprisingly long and spicy at the finish for this vintage. From vineyards on shallow granitic soil in a site with plenty of wind. Matured in concrete tanks for about eight months before bottling. Drink or hold." - 93 points, James Suckling

"Offering up aromas of smoky berries, peonies and forest floor, the 2021 Brouilly Reverdon is medium-bodied, supple and polished, with lively acids and a seamless, nicely balanced profile." - 90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 

Producer: Château Thivin

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Gamay

Appellation: Brouilly

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml