Chateau Thivin - The King of Brouilly

The 2018 vintage has turned out well for the Geoffray family’s Château Thivin, a historic estate that continues to rank among the reference points for classical, age-worthy cru Beaujolais. A staple of France’s best restaurants—and this writer’s table—any readers who are not acquainted with these wines are warmly advised to seek them out. WILLIAM KELLEY, The Wine Advocate.

If you love Beaujolais as much as we do, then Chateau Thivin has got to be on your radar. One of the most highly respected producers in the region and, proudly, the oldest Côte de Brouilly Estate dating all the way back to the 1300’s.

The Estate’s vines, mostly 50+ year-old Gamay, are planted on the most southern slopes of Mont Brouilly which is home to an extinct volcano; giving the wines a unique minerality that can’t be replicated in other parts of Beaujolais. Organically grown grapes, natural wine-making regimes, and minimal intervention make way for the truest expressions of Chateau Thivin and their Beaujolais Cru and Villages wines. They are truly the benchmark for what Beaujolais can do!

I am pleased to offer two selections from the 2018 Chateau Thivin offerings. The first is their Beaujolais Villages coming in at $34 each when you buy 6 or more. What a great way to drink from one of the best at a low price!

The second wine is a Beaujolais Cru from their Brouilly site. Australia has not had the pleasure of drinking the ‘L’Heronde’ from Thivin in previous years as it is a new import from our supplier. You can, of course, expect the same class as the rest of the range. Our trusted Aussie Critic, Gary Walsh, approves. As if fancy Beaujolais isn’t exciting enough, I am passing on some incredible savings to you for this wine. Normally $65 – now $50 each when you buy a dozen.