Château du Moulin-à-Vent

Bourgogne, France

Couvent des Thorins, Moulin-à-Vent — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Located in the southernmost tip of the Burgundy region, Moulin-à-Vent was one of the first appellations awarded AOC status in 1936. Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent, named for the 300 year-old stone windmill atop the hill of Les Thorins, dates back to 1732, when it was called Chateau des Thorins.

      WINE: A blend of three of the best parcels from the Moulin-à-Vent property. Strong winds are habitual in the area, blowing routinely on the vines, keeping them dry and leading to smaller more concentrated berries. An immediate pleasure, this wine is ready to drink now.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: The Thorins is historically the most famous climat of the appellation and the commune within Moulin-à-Vent, Romanèche-Thorins, was even named in honor of it.
    • Appellation: Moulin-à-Vent, AOC
    • Location: Bourgogne
    • Cultivation: Sustainable; Organic cultivation without official certification
    • Vine Age: 50 year-old vines
    • Soil: Granite soil
    • Density: 10,000 - 12,500 vines/hectare
  • Vintage Report

    • A late year with varying levels of ripeness and low yields caused by spring frost and humidity. Gradual but successful ripening on granitic soils.

  • 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 65%. Total duration, from 15 to 18 days.

    • Aging: 100% Stainless Steel
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay Noir
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 3.54 g/L
    • p H: 3.49
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Couvent des Thorins has a light, slightly earthy aroma; medium-body, with smooth ripe tannins and a flavorful palate of fresh dark fruits. The scent reveals hints of strawberry, spices, and pepper. On the palate, the tannins give structure to the wine, providing enjoyable flavors of red cherry, and maintaining a refreshing minty finish.