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2021 Chateau Thivin Côte de Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


93Vinous / IWC

...lovely bouquet, perhaps the most complete in this vintage. The energetic, harmonious red fruit is tinged with clove, brown spices and morels... The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit and lovely balance, remaining pliant and quite focused with a graphite-tinged, precise finish. Excellent.

93James Suckling

...remarkably rich and structured wine... Excellent interplay of ripe sour cherry fruit, generous fine tannins and moderate acidity.


France, Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly

Côte de Brouilly is a Beaujolais Cru appellation carved out of the hillsides of Mount Brouilly, a 1,585-foot-high extinct volcano. Côte de Brouilly has 720 acres of vineyards and, like virtually all of Beaujolais, the only grape grown is Gamay. Some 200,000 cases of wine are produced here annually. Because the vineyards rise up the slopes of Mont Brouilly, the grapes grown in this appellation mature more quickly and become sweeter than those of the Brouilly appellation around the mountain. Appellation regulations demand that Côte de Brouilly wines therefore have a slightly higher minimum alcohol content of 10.5% than the wines of Brouilly, which must have minimum levels of 10%.


Red Wine, Gamay, Cru Beaujolais

The Gamay grape produces a light, versatile and food-friendly wine. It is best known for making Beaujolais Nouveau, but it is also grown in Loire and Tours. Thankfully the 14th C. Duke of Burgundy’s degree to ban the grape did not spread through all of France.