1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaujolais Rosé
100% Gamay Noir à just blanc N/A N/A N/A
Beaujolais Villages Blanc "Cuvée Marguerite"
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
Brouilly
Gamay Noir 45 years Pink granite, sand 7 ha
Côte de Brouilly
Gamay Noir Average of 50 years Blue volcanic rock comprised of plagioclase and biotite 8.3 ha
Côte de Brouilly "Cuvée Zaccharie"
Gamay Noir 40 - 90 years Clay and volcanic rock (composed of Diorite and Porphyry) N/A
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• In 2008, the domaine began a conversion to organic viticulture that will be finished around 2020

• Biodiversity is achieved by placing hay around the edges of the vineyards and herbs and flowers are planted between rows

• Natural composts serve as a natural fertilizer

• Regular plowing aerates the soils

• All grapes are harvested by hand, in mid-September

• All parcels undergo separate vinifications

• Gravity-fed fermentation cuves

• Traditional whole-cluster vinifications

• Partial de-stemming


Beaujolais Villages Blanc “Cuvée Marguerite”:

• Vineyards planted on a slope with eastern sun exposure and good drainage

• Half of the cuvée is aged in stainless steel, the other half in oak barrels

• Cuvée is bottled in the springtime following the harvest


Beaujolais Rosé:

• Direct press, skins macerate with the juice for one day

• Vinified in cool, temperature-controlled stainless steel cuves


Brouilly:

• Eastern sun exposure on a moderate slope, facing Mont Brouilly

• Fermentation lasts from 7-9 days

• Raised in stainless steel cuves before bottling


Côte de Brouilly:

• Vineyards situated on steep slopes with a 48% grade

• Exposed to the South, East, and Southeast

• Fermentation lasts from 6-12 days

• Ages in oak foudres for six months before bottling

• Drinks well in its youth and develops beautifully 3-8 years after the vintage


Côte de Brouilly “Cuvée Zaccharie”:

• A blend of their oldest vines from the two parcels “La Chapelle” (South) and “Godeffroy” (East), excellent sun exposure

• Vinification lasts from 13-15 days

• Ages for 1-5 years in 228-L oak barrels, of which only 10% is new oak

MISCELLANEA

Château Thivin does have a bed and breakfast. Click here for contact information.

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly, Brouilly
Producer
Claude Geoffray
Founded
1877
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.chateau-thivin.com

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