Chateau du Moulin a Vent - Clos de Londres - red - 2014 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Top 100 Wineries of 2017” Wine & Spirits
“The 2014 Moulin A Vent Clos de Londres is another micro-cuvée that comes from a parcel just outside the château and for that reason the Parinet family believe that the previous owners paid a lot of attention to it. It was bottled in December 2015. It has an attractive bouquet with raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and bilberry that is well defined and seems to gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannin. This seems fresh and tensile, displays a light oyster shell note towards the finish that lingers in the mouth. You have the feeling that this will have more to give with 2-3 years in bottle and it is an exquisite take on Moulin-à-Vent that will give a decade's worth of drinking pleasure.” Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Located in the southernmost tip of the Burgundy region, Moulin-à-Vent was one of the first appellations awarded AOC status in 1936. Château du Moulin-à-Vent, named for the 300-year-old stone windmill atop the hill of Les Thorins, dates back to 1732, when it was called Château des Thorins. Today, the estate encompasses 37 hectares (91.4 acres) of the appellation’s finest climats — Les Vérillats, Le Champ de Cour, La Rochelle — planted to Gamay Noir averaging 40 years in age. The underlying granite soil is rich in iron oxide, copper and manganese, which may account for the wines’ aging potential. Since 2009, under the new ownership of the Parinet family, investment in the winemaking facilities and the vineyards has resulted in plot-specific signature wines expressing the individual characteristics of each exceptional terroir.
Appellation : Moulin a Vent
Owner : Edouard and Jean-Jacques Parinet
Winemaker: Brice Laffond
Grape: 100% Gamay Noir
Age of the vines: 40 years with 10,000 vines/hectares density
Culture: Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Aging: 10 months in 90% stainless steel and 10% French oak from Allier and Vosges forests.
Total Production: 72,000 bottles for the entire estate