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Beaujolais from Chateau Thivin and Domaine du Vissoux

Somehow I never posted about the 2010 Chateau Thivin, Cotes du Brouilly.  It is possible it slipped through the cracks so while I look through my old notes you can cellar the 2011 vintage.  It has similar puckering flavors of cran-raspberry but remained somewhat tight.  The 2011 Domaine du Vissoux, Cuvee Traditionnelle is quite attractive in both flavor and price.  It remained my favorite of this pair of wines.  I would personally cellar it until the fall.  These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.


2011 Chateau Thivin, Cotes du Brouilly – $17
Imported by Kermit Lynch.  This wine is 100% Gamay sourced from vines averaging 50 years of age.  It was aged for six months in oak foudres.  Alcohol 13%.  The nose revealed fresh berries.  In the mouth there were very fresh, tart berries which became almost puckering in the middle with black-red fruit flavor.  There were juicy, puckering flavors on the tip and sides of the tongue with acidity as the foundation of the wine.  With air cran-raspberry flavors came out with grapey purple flavors and some structure. **(*) 2014-2017.


2011 Pierre-Marie Chermette, Domaine du Vissoux, Cuvee traditionnelle, Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais – $15
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler.  This wine is 100% Gamay sourced from 35-85 year old vines which underwent semi-carbonic maceration in stainless steel and cement followed by 4-6 months aging in old wood tuns.  Alcohol 12%.  There was a hint of beer on the nose.  In the mouth there was tangy red and black fruit on the front of the tongue with acidity moving the flavors forward. Firm red fruit , and powdery high-toned red fruit mixed with a little acidity on the sides of the tongue. With some air some spice came out.  This wine had good personality, a little expansion, and freshness. *** Now-2015.


  1. June 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Hi, thanks for your reviews. I tried last year the château Thivin Brouilly 2010, found it ok but a bit expensive… But I hope that I will have time to visit them again this year and try the 2011…without any doubt one of the good winemaker in beaujolais.

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