Built in the 15th century, Château Thivin is the oldest property on the Mont Brouilly. In 1877, Zaccharie Geoffray purchased the estate with 2 hectares of lands. Since then, the Geoffray family extended the domaine and increased the quality of the production. Today, Claude Geoffray and his son are the 5th and 6th generation to run the family estate and they brought it to the very top of the Côte de Brouilly appellation.
The vines are farmed organically with the whites being already certified. The reds are in conversion as the domaine is switching from Gobelet to Cordon de Royat pruning system to allow grass coverage and organic practices. Each parcel is vinified separately and everything is moved with gravity. For the reds, most of the grapes are not destemmed and go through a 15 days semi-carbonic maceration before being pressed and transferred to barrels or foudres where the fermentation finishes. The whites are vinified and aged in barrels.
“The wines are virile, earthy and concentrated. They show the wonderful depth that Gamay grapes has to offer”