Wine Advocate 88 points - Exuberant, vividly fresh blackberry fruit with an invigoratingly tart edge renders the Thivin 2011 Brouilly delightfully stimulating if - as usual for this cuvee - simple and straightforward. There seems on this occasion to be greater concentration and sense of clarity - allied to admirable levity - from these old vines than I have witnessed in other recent vintages, but I continue to consider this wine a prime exhibit in the case for terroir because the Geoffroy team does consistently impeccable work and fields consistently terrific wine from their multitude of parcels in Cote de Brouilly, yet this single-site Brouilly never really intrigues or sings. (Jun 2013)
Distinguished by subtle flavors of red garden fruits, underlaid with supple, discreet tannins. A wine to drink throughout the meal.
An old cherry tree, two “cadoles” (traditional shelters), splendid easterly exposure on a medium slope, and a soil of pink granitic sand characterise the seven hectares of our Brouilly Thivin plot, facing Mont Brouilly. Year after year the taste of fresh grapes and red garden fruits dominate in this very feminine wine.
Our winemaking process relies entirely on gravity and uses exclusively whole grapes (which requires expert hands when they are picked), giving this wine a great deal of finesse and delicacy, which will be preserved in stainless-steel vats over winter until the wine is bottled in early spring.
This wine will retain its fruitiness for four to six years and is the idea partner for fine food such as Poulet de Bresse à la crème, or wild mushrooms.