Moulin-à-Vent "Les Vieilles Vignes"

This is our estate’s most emblematic wine given that it covers half of the total area under vine.

Story

The story
The cuvée of Moulin à Vent Les Vieilles Vignes is a blend from nine plots covering around seven hectares or half of the Pierres Roses estate.
The vintage
15880 bottles and 120 magnums have been produced for the vintage 2018.
Location
The vines were planted between 1910 and 1955 and are located in a band encircling the hill of Moulin à Vent. The northerly wind brings great freshness to this wine.
Terroir
The soil is shallow and mainly comprises white and pink sand from the decomposition of rose granite and quartz.
Vinification
Harvesting is manual with 40% of whole clusters.
3 weeks of fermentation with a very light extraction.
Ageing
Aged in large oak barrels which is called "foudre" during 15 months.
Varietals
Gamay : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
This wine always offers lovely purity and aromatic finesse with a fine structure that gives it good keeping potential.
This is a wine with velvety and delicate features, with an intense structure and good body. Showing a soft and round sip, of fine freshness and pleasantly tannic, with aromas of violet, rose, black currant and sweet spices.
This is a wine that we can keep for 5 to 10 years depending on the vintage to enjoy its full maturity.