Château du Moulin-à-Vent

Bourgogne, France

Clos de Londres, Moulin-à-Vent — 2020

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • The Clos faces the Château with its 0,5612 ha. Named after London city, the ‘Clos de Londres’, because the domaine won the gold medal at the London Universal Exhibition in 1862.

    • Viticulture: Organic cultivation without official certification; natural soil amendments, manual weed control and integrated pest management; gobelet pruning and trellising
    • Vine Age: 50 years old
    • Density: 10,000-12,500 vines/hectare
  • Vintage Report

    • Very good and sunny vintage. Harvest was early, and long due to the heterogeneity of maturity of the terroirs.

    • Harvest Date(s): Manual harvest from August 20 – September 8, in small 30-liter containers; two sorting tables positioned before the destemmer.
    • Yields: 32 hectoliters per hectare
  • Vinification

    • Traditional vinification without sulphites: one pumping over per day and a punching down during fermentation to release extra juice (and get a homogeneous pumping over.) Low fermentation temperatures (max 25°C) and average whole bunch rate of 35%. Total duration is 15 to 18 days.

    • Aging: 33% oak aged, 66% in stainless-steel tanks for 18 months
    • Bottled: March 22, 2022
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay Noir
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 3.7 g/L
    • p H: 3.44
    • Optimum Drinking: 15+ years: excellent cellaring potential, with gradual development over the years. Younger wines should be poured into a carafe one hour before serving.
  • Tasting Notes

    • Noble and deep aromas of black cherry, licorice and spices. The tannins are delicate and the mouth is dense, energetic and racy!



  • Clos de Londres, Moulin-à-Vent — 2020 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    “A powerful, smoldering red, with a tightly wound profile. Offers grilled mesquite, smoke and black tea notes that infuse a core of red and black fruit, with refined tannins holding everything aloft. Modern-styled with nice lift, thanks to snappy acidity and dried sage details.”

  • Clos de Londres, Moulin-à-Vent — 2020 – Vinous – 93 Points

    “It has an enticing bouquet with darker fruit, subtle scents of potpourri, licorice, clove, brown spices and sage. Plenty of fruit here. The palate is medium-bodied with the finest tannins of the crus that I tasted from the Domaine. Very well balanced, elegant with a judicious touch of white pepper towards the sustained finish.”