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Beaujolais Blanc Clos Rochebonne 2016

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"White Beaujolais is a rarity ? only 1% of wines made are white. They are only made where the soils are perfectly suited and in the case of Rochebonne they are not only ideal, they are celestially beautiful. This Chardonnay is fermented and aged over fine lees for 8 months in older oak barrels. The trick here is to impart the faintest touch of oak while retaining the aromatic purity of the grapes. If you think that you are a long way south in Beaujolais and only slightly north of the Rh“ne and its heady Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne varieties, this will inform you as to what to expect in this wine. ( 14.0% abv)

Chƒteau Thivin has to be one of the most iconic estates of the Beaujolais. Dating back to the 14th century, this modest but utterly beautiful chƒteau exudes history. The original 2 hectares, purchased by Zaccharie Geoffray in 1877, have grown to 24 hectares today, still owned by the Geoffray family. Claude-Edouard, and his wife, Sonja, (both in their mid-thirties) are now in charge of the day-to-day running of the estate and wine-making. Determined to work as ecologically as possible, they have recently embarked on a programme of organic conversion. The property is situated on the hillside of the C“te de Brouilly, with predominantly south-facing vineyards.

Known for its first class C“te de Brouilly, a little-known secret is Chƒteau Thivin?s exceptional white wines, made from the Chardonnay grape. The Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Cuv‚e Marguerite, comes from grapes grown on a vein of clay-limestone, on east-facing slopes of the C“te de Brouilly. The wine is 50/50 barrel and tank fermented and has a wonderful freshness and balance with a white blossom nose and a rounded, intense peachy fruitiness. About ten years? ago, the Geoffrays acquired a unique Beaujolais Blanc 1« hectare vineyard, the 16th century Clos de Rochebonne, situated in the Pierres Dor‚es village of Theiz‚, in the south of the region, with its clay and chalk soil being ideally suited for growing Chardonnay. This is a very different wine to the Cuv‚e Marguerite, as it completely fermented in oak, with barrels anything between one and ten years? old and then it sees a further six months in oak. The wine tends to be a bit racier and more zesty than its counterpart, with lovely purity and complexity.

Drink Drink Now

Foods Trout, Freshwater Fish

Dryness Dry

Body Light Bodied

Colour Pale yellow

Grapes Chardonnay

Region Beaujolais, France

Producer Chateau Thivin

Vintage 2016

Sulphites Contains Sulphites

Maximum quantity available reached.