Moulin-à-Vent PDO

COUP DE COEUR
90/100 RVF
Nugues - Fleurie 2019 – Sku: 326019 – 10
Nugues
2019
Fleurie PDO
€12.90
COUP DE COEUR
92/100 RVF
Nugues - Moulin à Vent 2019 – Sku: 309119 – 1
Nugues
2019
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€13.50
COUP DE COEUR
95/100 RVF
Paul Janin - Moulin à Vent  Vignes du Tremblay 2020 – Sku: 324620 – 38
Paul Janin et Fils
2020
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
Special Price €16.90 Regular Price €19.00
COUP DE COEUR
96/100 RVF
Paul Janin - Héritage 2020 – Sku: 325420 – 105
Paul Janin et Fils
2020
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€26.00
93/100 RVF
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Thibault Liger Belair - Moulin à Vent Vieilles Vignes 2018 – Sku: 321018 – 47
Thibault Liger-Belair
2018
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€26.90
93/100 RVF
Mee Godard - Moulin à Vent Au Michelon 2020 – Sku: 321720 – 2
Mee Godard
2020
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€32.90
95/100 RVF
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Thibault Liger Belair - Moulin à Vent La Roche 2018 – Sku: 320918 – 19
Thibault Liger-Belair
2018
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€34.00
94/100 RVF
Paul Janin - Moulin à Vent Les Greneriers 2020 – Sku: 324820 – 133
Paul Janin et Fils
2020
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€37.00
96/100 RVF
Paul Janin - Magnum Moulin à Vent Héritage 2020 – Sku: 321420 – 12
Paul Janin et Fils
2020
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€61.00
Paul Janin - Magnum Moulin à Vent Les Greneriers 2020 – Sku: 324920 – 14
Paul Janin et Fils
2020
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€85.00
92/100 RVF
Paul Janin - Moulin à Vent Saprolite 2018 – Sku: 3250
Paul Janin et Fils
2018
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€19.90
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Thibault Liger Belair - Moulin à Vent Les Rouchaux 2017 – Sku: 3209
Thibault Liger-Belair
2017
Moulin-à-Vent PDO
€25.90
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Moulin-à-Vent, a pleasant Beaujolais cru

This AOC red wine takes its name from an authentic windmill, classified as a historical monument, whose restored wings still turn in the heart of the vineyards. In the east of France, it is produced in the north of the Beaujolais vineyards, where the 10 crus of this region are concentrated and of which the Moulin-à-vent appellation is part. It is spread over the communes of Chénas in the Rhône and Romanèche-Thorins in Saône-et-Loire. The moulin-à-vent expresses all the qualities of its grape variety, the black gamay with white juice, the vines having found here a climate and soils particularly adapted to their culture. The winegrowers continue to improve the quality of the wine year after year, helping to make the Moulin-à-vent one of the finest crus in the Beaujolais.

General presentation of the moulin-à-vent

The Moulin-à-Vent appellation is one of the 10 crus of the Beaujolais. It is adjacent to the AOC Chénas to the north and the AOC Fleurie to the south-west. The vineyard is located to the east of Beaujeu, on the border between the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire.

As in the rest of Beaujolais, where red wines dominate, the AOC moulin-à-vent uses exclusively the region's flagship grape variety, Gamay. However, a few accessory grape varieties are authorised, up to a limit of 15%: melon, chardonnay and aligoté.

With the AOC brouilly and côte-de-brouilly, the appellation moulin-à-vent is the only Beaujolais cru not to bear the name of the commune which is at its origin. It is indeed from an authentic grain mill that this wine takes its name. This historic monument is, as it should be, the emblem of this remarkable vineyard.

Characteristics of the windmill

The Moulin-à-vent AOC has several characteristics specific to Gamay, a grape variety that finds here soils and a climate favourable to its cultivation. The wine's colour is an intense purplish red, sometimes evoking dark garnet, sometimes deep ruby. When young, the aromatic palette is dominated by violet and ripe cherry. It becomes more complex with age and is enriched by aromas of iris, faded rose and ripe fruit. They then evolve towards truffles, venison, musk and ambergris.

The red wines of the Moulin-à-vent appellation are tannic and fleshy in the mouth, full-bodied and fine at the same time. They have a good length, are velvety and delicately spicy. These are wines with good ageing potential. On average, a Moulin-à-vent AOC can be kept for 5 to 10 years. The best vintages can easily be aged for 15 years or more.

How to taste a Moulin-à-vent

A red wine from the Moulin-à-vent appellation is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15-16°. It goes well with many dishes, especially red meat dishes: grilled beef fillet, chateaubriand, boeuf bourguignon, tournedos, pot-au-feu... A moulin-à-vent also goes well with game: hare stew, roast coq de bruyère, thrush pâté, braised pheasant... Finally, it is an excellent wine to accompany a cheese platter, especially if it has character: beaufort, saint-marcellin, camembert, epoisses, munster, neufchâtel...

Laissez-vous tenter... par les autres appellations !

Le vignoble

Jules Desjourneys

After having worked alongside the greatest Burgundian names (Jean-Yves Bizot, Christophe Perrot-Minot, Arnaud Ente...) Fabien Duperray decided to bring out his own work by creating the Domaine Jules Desjourneys, in homage to and with the vision of the pioneer of natural wine Jules Chauvet. The wines are immediately impressive in their class, depth and breed, thanks to the titanic work carried out in the vineyard and the cellar. We had never seen wines of such density in Beaujolais in this stunningly aesthetic style...

Mee Godard

"Mee Godard created his estate in February 2013 (...). This small estate of 5.40ha is composed of beautiful terroirs of the Morgon cru, and very old vines (Corcelette, Grand Cras, Côte du Py). We are impressed by the dimension of the wines after only three years of harvesting. (...) The 2016s are limpid, the maturity is expressed differently with fresher and less candied fruit. The mouths are more stretched out and less immediate; the acidities bring a lot of dynamism. Grand Cras has changed its style: it seems less extracted and more Burgundian than the 2015. The Côte du Py is superb. Its fruit expresses blackcurrant and blackberry with a graphite imprint that tightens it." RVF Guide 2018

Nugues

Paul Janin et Fils

The reference for Moulin-à-Vent...

Thibault Liger-Belair

"Devenu une référence incontournable, Thibault Liger-Belair a brillamment repris le domaine familial en 2001. Les vignes sont cultivées en bio et les rendements très maîtrisés.