Wine Region: beaujolais - Appelation_Moulin a vent
Tasting notes: The 2016 Moulin-à-Vent La Rochelle displays the most promising raw materials of any wine in the range, but it's also the most overtly oaky, with creamy vanillin and spice occluding its plummy fruit and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample, layered and deep.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate
About the winery: The Château du Moulin-à-Vent has been a leading light of wine exploitation in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation since 1732. Located 10kms south from Macon, in the southernmost tip of the Burgundy region, it owes its name to the old windmill that stands on the top of the hill of “les Thorins”. Before 1936 and the creation of the AOC Moulin-à-Vent, the estate was called Château des Thorins. The estate now stretches over 37 Ha of vines belonging to the greatest terroirs of the appellation, like Le Champ de Cour, La Rochelle and Les Vérillats. Château du Moulin-à-Vent is owned by the Parinet family, who has embarked on an ambitious plan to further improve the quality of the wines.
70,000 vines have been replanted, while the winemaking and ageing cellars have been given a complete makeover to bring the facilities in line with the quality of the terroirs. The Parinet family also introduced a quality strategy, based on highlighting the individual characteristics of each of the major terroirs, resulting in the vinification of 4 individual wines that emphasise the often underestimated richness of the appellation. The estate also switched to reasoned agriculture since the Parinet family’s arrival.
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