Moulin à Vent

The appellation Moulin à Vent is the oldest of the ten Beaujolais wines. Its vineyard of about 660 hectares extends around the communes of Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas . As such, the appellation is part of the southern wine region of Burgundy . Moulin à Vent is not a commune: the appellation refers to a mill located above a hill...
The appellation Moulin à Vent is the oldest of the ten Beaujolais wines. Its vineyard of about 660 hectares extends around the communes of Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas . As such, the appellation is part of the southern wine region of Burgundy . Moulin à Vent is not a commune: the appellation refers to a mill located above a hill overlooking the vines. The controlled designation of origin Moulin-à-Vent vineyard is planted 100% in black Gamay with white juice, on a terroir of granit, rich in manganese, which is perfectly suited to this grape variety. The slopes, oriented south-east, enjoy an ideal sunshine. The globally continental climate with cold winters and hot summers, also oscillates some years towards a more Mediterranean climate. Like all Beaujolais wines, after grapes harvested by hand to guarantee an optimal state of the berries, the grapes undergo carbonic maceration in small closed vats. This favors the fruity and slightly tannic side of red wines, but absolute control of the health status is obligatory because it also promotes microbial development. The wines are then raised either in vats or in oak barrels. The wines of Moulin à vent are fine but full-bodied, with a very nice aromatic palette. They can age in cellars for up to 15 years in the best vintages. Violaceous in its youth the Moulin à vent takes dark garnet notes with age. Its nose evolves from cherry and violet towards notes of truffles and a musky and animal side. On the palate, it is generally a gourmand wine and charming, of a fine finesse, whose velvety material envelops the palate of tannins well present.
More

Active filters