Château du Moulin-à-Vent, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais 2017
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2020
One of the new wave of Beaujolais wines, with no evidence at all of carbonic maceration. Instead you get pure dark berry fruit, a kiss of spicy oak and supple tannins. Juicy and refreshing.
(at London, 17 May 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2027
After a cold and dry winter, budding started in early-March, with flowering before end-May. Then came devastating hail on July 10, wil 75% of the crop destroyed. July/August was hot and dry. Harvest commenced September and hail-reduced yields were down to 12hl/ha. Although the colour of the wine suggests more maturity, the nose is floral with fine, pure red-fruit. On the palate, typical spice notes are evident with plenty of finesse. Not a blockbuster but a wine with elegance and freshness.