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2011 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly, Beaujolais, France

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Average: $24   From: $22   To: $31

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Over all vintages, this was the 5627th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6388th

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon 2012 Argent

Price History for 2011 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
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Grape Variety

Gamay (Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in full) is a dark-skinned grape variety famous for producing the lighter-style red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh red fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight.

Characteristic fruit aromas of Gamay wines are red cherries and strawberries, often with boiled candy and banana notes. Some darker wines from the granite soils of the Beaujolais Crus can show more dark-raspberry and black-pepper qualities. Gamay usually has a good acid structure with very low tannins, making it better suited for early consumption.

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Region
  • Cote de Brouilly is one of the ten Beaujolais cru appellations, covering the slopes of the dormant Mont Brouilly volcano in central Beaujolais. The area is surrounded completely by the vineyards of the much larger Brouilly appellation, but gives rise to a noticeably different style of wine from the Gamay grape variety – Cote de Brouilly wines are concentrated and elegant, with floral characters, and are less earthy than their Brouilly counterparts.

    Cote de Brouilly covers one of the smallest areas of any of the Beaujolais crus, and is also one of the southernmost, being just north of the Beaujolais plains where grapes for the famed Beaujolais Nouveau wines are gr ...more

  • Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region.

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