Moulin à Vent "Les Perrelles"

A wine we taste in two times, the first with a solar side, the second with a mineral one.

Story

The vintage
1170 bottles have been produced in 2018.
Location
0,96ha of vineyard located on the southern slope of the Moulin à Vent hill
Perrelles means quarry in the Beaujolais and Mâcon region, just like the climates in Burgundy are called "les Perrières".
Terroir
This parcel is composed in major part of a quartz and sandy soil. Its beautiful exposure associated with its whitish soils offers to the grape a very beautiful maturity.
The wine is always beautifully ripe and rich without being heavy and too generous thanks to its soil which gives it freshness and tension. I like to say that it is a wine that can be tasted in 2 steps: the first mouth shows its exposure and its solar side, the end of mouth is more on the mineral which gives it length and hold.
Vinification
Harvesting is manual with 40% whole clusters.
3 weeks of fermentation with a very light extraction.
Aged in barrels of 2 to 3 wines during 15 months.
Varietals
Gamay : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
The wine is always beautifully mature and rich without being heavy and overly generous thanks to its soil which bring it freshness and tension. I like to say that this wine taste in two times: at first it shows its exposure and solar side, then at the end is more on the mineral which gives it length and holding.