Moulin à Vent "Les Rouchaux"

Single parcel located in the commune of Romanàche-Thorins, planted 65 years ago. This site is predominantly clay, very different than the other sites in this cru. Clusters from Les Rouchaux have even ripening and roundness in the concentration with more elegant tanins. This makes the wine very approachable in it's youth.


The wine
his deeper soil and the clay keep humidity in the soil who allow the wine to have more sap circulation inside the plant. We don’t have any hydric stress, who offer always more maturity and a better roundness and softness. The tannins are always softer and the wine is still more approachable than the other cuvées.
The vintage
2416 bottles have been produced in 2016.
2,04 ha of 65 years old vineyard.
This vineyard is located in the commune of Romanèche-Thorins, a parcel called "Les Rouchaux".
This terroir located at the bottom of the hill is the deepest soil of the estate with about 2 meters of soil, with sand, clay and silt. The granite is blue and rich in manganese.

This deeper, more clayey soil maintains moisture in the soil allowing the vine to better circulate the sap within the plant. We have little water stress during the dry periods which allows a better regularity in the ripening of the grapes offering more roundness. The tannins are always more elegant making the wine more accessible in its youth compared to other vintages.
Harvesting is manual with 40% whole clusters.
3 weeks of fermentation with a very light extraction.
Aged in large oak barrels which is called "foudre" during 15 months.
Gamay : 100%


Tasting notes
This wine is expressive with black fruits aromas and tannins are a bit firmer than usual but will soften with time. The finish is broad and spicy, with a white pepper bite.