Moulin à Vent "Les Rouchaux"

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The vintage
2416 bottles have been produced in 2016.
Location
This plot covers 2.04 hectares, and comprises vines aged 65 and over. It is located in the village of Romanèche-Thorins, in the lieu-dit of Les Rouchaux.
Terroir
This terroir, located at the bottom of the hill, is the deepest on the estate, at about two meters of sand, clay and silt. The granite is blue and rich in manganese. This deeper and more clayey soil maintains the humidity, ensuring the sap circulates better within the vines. There is little hydric stress here during dry periods which allows for more even ripening of the grapes, with more rounded wines as a consequence.
Vinification
Harvesting is manual with 40% 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 is a fruity, gourmet wine, that is very enjoyable in its youth. 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.