Château du Moulin-à-Vent

Burgundy, France

Couvent des Thorins, Moulin-à-Vent — 2019

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Coming from the terroirs of ‘la Delatte’, ‘les Rouchaux’ and ‘les Maisonneuves’ on the east slope, below the historical moulin-à-vent. Specific granitic soils (gorrhe), laying over deeper soils rich in manganese and metalic oxides. The vineyards are slightly protected from the powerful winds blowing on the appellation.
    • Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée (“reasoned protection”): natural soil amendments, manual weed control and integrated pest management
    • Vine Age: 40 year old vines
    • Density: 10,000 vines/hectare
  • Vintage Report

    • 2019 turned out to be a very good vintage and very sunny. Frost on April 3-4 along with summer heatwaves led to a low yield. The vintage started late. Overall conditions that created balanced, fine and aromatic wines.

    • Harvest Date(s): Manual harvest from September 11 - 18, in small 30-liter containers; two sorting table positioned before the destemmer.
    • Yields: 25 hectoliters per hectare. (Normal yields in the region are 45-50 hl/ha, while the maximum authorized is 52 hl/ha.)
  • Vinification

    • 50% whole cluster; pumping-over during cold pre-fermentation soak and at the end of fermentation to increase roundness and finesse. Punching the cap at the beginning of fermentation; 21 days extraction to bring out the full potential of the terroirs.

    • Aging: 100% stainless steel for 15 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay Noir
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Light, slightly earthy bouquet;medium-bodied with supple ripe tannins; rich palate of fresh dark fruits. An immediate pleasure, this wine is ready to drink now.

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