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2011 Chateau Thivin Cote-de-Brouilly
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About Chateau Thivin

Chateau Tivin is run by Claude Geoffray, along with his wife, Evelyne, and son, Claude-Edouard. Since 1987, the family has been making suave, balanced wines, drawn from roughly 8 sustainably farmed, heavily sloping hectares in Brouilly and Cote de Brouilly.

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2011 Chateau Thivin Cote-de-Brouilly

Producer: Chateau Thivin
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Beaujolais

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2013

Brilliant ruby-red.  High-pitched red berry and floral aromas are complemented by notes of licorice and cherry pit.  Lively and sharply focused on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that become sweeter with air.  Finishes silky and long, with lingering spiciness and minerality.  

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Beaujolais
About Beaujolais

Made from the Gamay grape, the red wines of Beaujolais are mostly exuberantly fruity and brisk wines that are often served lightly chilled for added refreshment. There is also a small amount of white Beaujolais, made from Chardonnay, but little of this is exported to the U.S. Today, the overwhelming majority of Beaujolais production is controlled by negociants, of whom Georges Duboeuf is the undisputed king.


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Gamay

Gamay is the primary grape of Beaujolais, a region administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine growing region, but one that has a climate closer to that of the Rhone. Wine produced here appears in your glass in essentially three forms: Nouveau, Beaujolais Villages, and Cru Beaujolais.
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