Moulin à Vent "Les Vieilles Vignes"

This is the flagship of the domain as it has half the area.

Story

The vintage
15880 bottles and 120 magnums have been produced for the vintage 2018.
Location
7 ha planted between 1910 and 1955.
This cuvée is a blend of 9 parcels of old vines between 65 and 105 years old, representing 6 hectares, or 50% of the total surface of the estate. All the parcels are located in a belt around the Moulin à Vent hill.
It can be considered as the representative cuvée of our domain since it represents half of the total surface of the domain.
Terroir
The shallow soil is composed of white and pink sand from pink granite and quartz between 30 and 60 cm deep.
This blend offers a good density at the beginning of the mouth followed by a very interesting slowness due to the shallower and less mineral soil.
This is a wine that we can keep for 5 to 10 years depending on the vintage to enjoy its full maturity.
Vinification
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.
Varietals
Gamay : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
It is a complex and balanced wine with the power of freshness. This wine has notes of spices, red and black fruits aromas, and toast with a pretty long finish.
Serving
It’s a wine that will keep between 5 and 10 years depending on the vintage to enjoy it to its full maturity.