The 2011 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly goes well roast chicken, braised lamb shanks, grilled sausages and pastrami sandwich. (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times/MCT) Purchase photo reprints »
A WINE TO TRY
2011 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
Goes with: Roast chicken, braised lamb shanks, grilled sausages, pastrami sandwich
This is the latest from the oldest estate on Mont Brouilly in Beaujolais, built in the 15th century. But that wouldn’t mean anything if the wine weren’t so well made and delicious. Château Thivin, still run by the Geoffray family, who purchased the estate at the end of the 19th century, has vineyards planted with mostly 50-year-old Gamay vines, one reason these wines have such character. With its bright fruit, luscious texture and all-around geniality, Thivin’s Côte de Brouilly goes down very easy. And it’s such a versatile wine, ready to pair up with a simple roast chicken, braised lamb shanks or grilled sausages.
— S. Irene Virbila,
Los Angeles Times