« Les sept vignes » Côte-de-Brouilly

Our traditional wine, blended from our 7 plots on Mont Brouilly.

Les sept vignes, Côte-de-Brouilly, Château Thivin Les sept vignes, Côte-de-Brouilly, Château Thivin
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Grape varieties

A majority of white-juiced Gamay noir, but also some Chardonnay to provide finesse.

Terroir

Our seven plots of Côte de Brouilly all lie on the east, south, and west flanks of Mont Brouilly. Each of these plots 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), stonier for the highest plots and more clayey for those nearer the foot of the hill.

Cultivation

The vines are at a density of 7,000–9,000 vines/ha laid out with grassed and flower strips for the diversification of the flora and to let our small, light tractors through, we alternate tilling with controlled natural grassing. Hand-picking, converting to organic, Terra Vitis certified for 10 years.

Vinification

Partly in whole bunches in our hillside cellars and matured in oak tuns for 7 months.

Blending

Blending is performed in the Spring on finished wines. The wine in this blend comes from the following plots:

Clos Bertrand, La Chapelle, Les Griottes, Godefroy, L’Héronde, Henri, and Les Fournelles.

Tasting

Garnet red with bluish glints, bouquet of hawthorn, peonies, cherry, with a touch of minerality, round on the palate with black fruit, and a spicy finish.  

We recommend enjoying them after the second year, with a 5–10 years keeping potential.

Serve with wine

Red meats, fatted duck breast, lightly-spiced dishes, Lyon cuisine

Côte-de-Brouilly «Les sept vignes» Ratings and awards

The Wine Front

95

Julia Harding MW (Jancis Robinson)

17/20

«Bright crimson with a touch of purple at the rim. Spicy and sweet-fruited but with a slight stemmy freshness. Chewy and fresh yet rich and plush, too. Deep, generous fruit. Tangy generous finish. The tannins are perfectly smooth but well structured for a long future. Such freshness. (JH)»
The Real Review

95

Bettane & Desseauve

14,5/20

RVF

16/20

The Real Review

95/100

Gault Millau

16/20

RVF (spécial millésime)

17/20

Bettane & Desseauve

15/20

RVF

18-19/20

Bettane & Desseauve

15,5/20

RVF

15/20

RVF

15/20

Bettane & Desseauve

14/20

RVF

15,5/20

Bettane & Desseauve

15/20

RVF

17/20