Moulin-à-Vent "Les Thorins" (LIBRARY)
100% Gamay. Jean-Paul bottles a straight Moulin-à-Vent but additionally does two lieu-dit-specific versions: this one is Les Thorins, which sits just below the other, La Rochelle. The fruit for this bottling comes from vines aged 60+ years old on sandy. decomposed-granite soils with iron. The wine is vinified like the other Terres Dorées reds: the hand-harvested bunches are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts and without sulfur in concrete. The maceration is lengthy like that for the regular Moulin-à-Vent bottling, lasting up to 6 weeks; it too is aged in wood before being bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration and minimal sulfur.