Moulin-à-Vent

2017

100% Gamay. The cru of Moulin-à-Vent is generally considered the source of the potentially longest-lived, most structured Beaujolais. Here Jean-Paul farms 4 hectares of 30-to-45-year-old vines whose roots break through the compact, old granite rock underlying the sandy granite topsoils. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts and no sulfur. Maceration lasts up to 6 weeks, the longest of all of the wines (along with the Grille Midi Fleurie). The Moulin-à-Vent is the only one to be aged in oak (old, small barrels), for up to 10 months. Bottled with a light filtration and a small amount of sulfur.

SKU/Code: 
DB0309-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable