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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaujolais Villages Blanc
“Cuvée Marguerite”
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone .80 ha
Beaujolais Blanc
“Clos de Rochebonne”
Chardonnay Planted in 2009 Clay, limestone .80 ha
Beaujolais Villages Rosé
Gamay Noir à jus blanc 50 years old Pink granite and sand 1 ha
Brouilly “Reverdon”
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 Blanc “Clos de Rochebonne”:

• Vinified in 1 to 10 year old barrels

• Aged on the lees for 8 months


Beaujolais Rosé:

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

• Completes malolactic fermentation

• Vinified in cool, temperature-controlled stainless steel cuves


Brouilly "Reverdon":

• Sourced from the Reverdon sector of Mont Brouilly, an area known for producing wines of great finesse

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

• Whole cluster fermentation during 8 days

• Raised in concrete tank for 8 months


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 has two guest houses for rent for groups. 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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