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Château Thivin - Claude Geoffray

Côte de Brouilly

The emblem of the Geoffray family: with complex flavours of iris and peony, bluish-red in colour, with a long mouth of spicy tannins.

As the name of the appellation indicates, this wine comes exclusively from the steep slopes of Mont Brouilly, which are of volcanic origin, with their complex soil of blue stone (andesite).

The 8.3 hectares of vineyard spread over the east, south and south-west sides yield very individual wines, having a red colour with bluish reflections, and a subtle flavour of violet and peony. In the mouth it distinguishes itself with a lovely balance of silky tannins and wild red fruits such as wild strawberry or bilberry. The finish is long and peppery.

This Côte de Brouilly can be charming and lively in its early youth, and can equally become noble and elegant when laid down (three to eight years).
At home with fine food, it goes well with entrées such as a traditional chicken liver terrine, meat or poultry such as duck breast, and with goat’s cheese.

Detailed information

  • Appellation Côte de Brouilly
  • Grape variety Gamay
  • Area 8.3 hectares
  • Harvest by hand
  • Wine-making in whole bunches, for eight to twelve days
  • Ageing in oak casks for six months
  • Bottling at the chateau
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