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Wine Region:Burgundy - France
Grape:100% Gamay Noir.
"One of the single-vineyard wines from this producer, this wine delivers structure and intensity. Just now mature, its smoky fruits and ripe tannins are beautifully integrated. The wine could age further, but is totally ready now." Wine Enthusiast
"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, but for now the wood makes it hard to read."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Expert Rating: Decanter 94/100.
About the winery: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.
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