« La Chapelle » Côte-de-Brouilly

To us, our very steep, stony plot at the top of Mont Brouilly, presents the heightened typicality of the “Côte de Brouilly” appellation.

La Chapelle, Côte-de-Brouilly, Château Thivin La Chapelle, Côte-de-Brouilly, Château Thivin
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Grape varieties

White-juiced Gamay Noir from various families of the selection of Gamay. Average age of the vines: 60 years

Terroir

This plot lies at the top of Brouilly hill, on a dry soil made up of a blue metamorphic Dioriterock, south-facing with slopes of up to 50%.

Cultivation

This vineyard is planted at a density of 8,000 vignes/ha with grassed and flower strips for diversification of the flora and fauna. Trained in traditional goblet, tied with osier or rattan.

Vinification

Hand picking, vinification in whole bunches or partially de-stemmed for 14–15 days, matured in oak tuns until the June following the harvest.

Tasting

Strong red with bluish glints, bouquet of wild strawberries, blueberries, clear-cut attack on the palate, fruity full body, and spicy finish.

Serve with wine

Bresse poultry with cream, Lyon cuisine.

Côte-de-Brouilly «La Chapelle» Ratings and awards

Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate(

94

Beaujoalis Aujourd'hui

18/20

The Wine Front

94

«Sour cherry scents, whiffs of cranberry, blackcurrant jubes, salted liquorice, green herbs. The palate is clean and clear, faintly spicy, drives to a gently building pucker, lingers with spice and cherry fruits. Great length, vitality, general sense of purity and drive. It’s a stellar wine here.»
Julia Harding MW( Jancis Robinson)

18 points

«Bright cherry red. So fragrant, floral and prettily spiced. ‘Could be on the Côte d’Or’, says seasoned burgundy and beaujolais merchant Roy Richards. Wonderful purity on the nose. On the palate, really spicy and so tangy, with zesty yet deep red fruit. Intense, lively and scented on the palate too, with definite but elegant structure and a long life ahead. Utterly mouth-watering and so persistent. Gorgeous. (JH)»
Beaujolais Aujourd'hui

16.5

The Real Review

94

Bettane & Desseauve

17.5

RVF

18

Bettane & Desseauve

17/20

Bettane & Desseauve

18/20

«Nez très parfumé, cerise, violette. Bouche soyeuse, grand pureté aromatique, qui dissimule une grande structure. Superbe vin.»
Beaujolais Aujourd’hui

20/20

RVF

18-19

RVF

15,5/20

Bettane & Desseauve

16/20

Beaujolais Aujourd'hui

17/20