« Godefroy » Côte-de-Brouilly

Our plot-specific wine from 100-year-old vines, with lots of character and good complexity.

Godefroy, Côte-de-Brouilly, Château Thivin Godefroy, Côte-de-Brouilly, Château Thivin
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Grape varieties

White-juiced GAMAY NOIR

Terroir

A majority of white-juiced Gamay noir, but also a few Chardonnay vines
to bring finesse. 80–100-year-old vines.

Cultivation

Vines planted at a high density of 9,000 vines/ha, pruned into low goblets, traditional in crus,
Ground grassed and partly flowered for Terra Vitis reasoned agriculture. A great many insects are currently repopulating our vineyards.

Vinification

The grapes are wholly picked by hand and vinified partly 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 using grids for 10–15 days, pneumatic pressing, and maturing in oak tuns for 7–9 months.

Blending

This wine comes from a single 70 a east-facing plot on the lowest slopes of Brouilly hill.

Tasting

A powerful, muscular Côte de Brouilly with a fine bouquet of black berries, peony, and a touch of pepper, strong and full on the palate with imposing, full-bodied tannins and a spicy finish. This is a wine with very good keeping potential for 10 or more years.

Serve with wine

This is an excellent wine to accompany a fine piece of beef, or fatted duck breasts.

Côte-de-Brouilly «Godefroy» Ratings and awards

James Suckling

93

«Prepare to be amazed by this radical Côte-de-Brouilly, which is fragrant and delicate on the nose, but has a very frim core of minerals and fine tannins that drive the long finish.»
Julia Harding MW( Jancis Robinson)

17.5+ points

«Bright purple crimson. Dark-red fruit, more peppery and closed and less expressive than the Clos Bertrand. Chewy, compact, yet full of vibrant fruit though currently all tied up in that structure. Savoury, spicy, long finish. All to come. (JH) Ch Thivin, La Chapelle 2017 Côte de Brouilly 18»
Beaujolais Aujourd'hui

17.5

«Un vin coloré, brillant, aux arômes riches et frais de cerises noires, de myrtilles....Le vin est charnu, concentré, pur, avec une belle finale épicée. CT»
Bettane & Desseauve

17.5

RVF

18

Bettane & Desseauve

15/20

Bettane & Desseauve

17.5/20

«mention spéciale»
Bettane & Desseauve

16,5/20

Gault Millau

15/20

The wine advocate

92/100

RVF

16/20

Bettane & Desseauve

16/20

Beaujolais Aujourd'hui

17/20