Only 2% of Beaujolais production is rosé. That makes the Thivin Rosé one of the world’s rarest $21.00 bottles of wine. Separate from this trivial fact, Thivin makes one damn enjoyable rosé. Sourced from the pink granite terroir of Brouilly, this rosé is simply delicious, with good grip and notes of summery red berries.
Angéline, Floureto, Faustine—these are a few of the daughters of vignerons whose names appear on bottles we import. After selling a wine for many years, putting a name to a face is exciting, and we had just that opportunity when Faustine Abbatucci interned with us for the past three months. Perhaps you had the chance to chat with her in our retail shop. Connecting with producers always brings out insights that just can’t come across when simply tasting a bottle. As the French are wont to do, Faustine was quick to correct my French, making sure I knew how to pronounce Corsican grape varieties. Faustine’s rosé is mostly Sciaccarellu, pronounced chya-ca-ray-loo. Please call our shop and ask any salesperson to say this to you so you can hear it for yourself. I hope you pick up a bottle or case of her rosé, too—it’s nearly too easy to drink, with an ethereal quality and what we’ve come to know as classic Corsican characteristics: rosemary and thyme aromatics with a hint of mouth-watering salinity.
Absolutely awesome—that’s what I wrote down. I also thought that it would only get better with age. My experience is that great rosés retain their refreshing characteristics over their first two years of life and increasingly relax into themselves, developing length and texture. You’ll be mighty pleased with yourself if you have enough on hand to drink for the next couple of years.
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