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Château Thivin - Claude Geoffray

Beaujolais-Blanc Clos de Rochebonne

Round this 16th century walled vineyard, the walls are built from the famous Southern Beaujolais local Pierres Dorées (golden stone), Historically, this plot is attached to Château de Rochebonne that sits at the highest point of the village of Theizé, one of the “Pays des Pierres Dorées” communes

Grape variety

100% Chardonnay

Location

Round this 16th century walled vineyard, the walls are built from the famous Southern Beaujolais local Pierres Dorées (golden stone). Historically, this plot is attached to Château de Rochebonne that sits at the highest point of the village of Theizé, one of the “Pays des Pierres Dorées” communes. The soil is Jurassic limestone-clay, the ideal home of the Chardonnay grape. Finally, the fully east facing aspect gives wines that boast great freshness.

Growing method

This vineyard is tended in the most natural possible way, following organic agriculture standards; weeds are removed by shallow ploughing and scraping and we leave a sodded band between the rows of vines.

Wine-making

After light clarification by chilling, the press juice is transferred to barrels that have already held 1 to 10 wines; fermentation, followed by maturing, are over fine lees for 8 months.

Tasting notes

This cuvée comes to the fore after a year in the bottle, with a bouquet of blossom and stone fruit, including apricot and mirabelle plums. On the pallet, the freshness of the wine underpins suppleness from cask maturing, finishing on a really round mouthfeel. Enjoy at between 12 and 14°C

Château Thivin - Claude Geoffray Le plus ancien domaine de La Côte de Brouilly

In the very heart of the Beaujolais region, Château Thivin, boasts its very own ambience; that of a human-sized château, topped by its scalloped varnished roof tiles, it nestles in on the slope of Mont Brouilly, surrounded by vines. The traditional flavour of this dwelling is partnered by irreproachably crafted wines.

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