Moulin-à-Vent 2017

Château des Jacques

Moulin-à-Vent
2017

$30.25

* Suggested retail price
Product code
11451915
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of wine
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation
Moulin-à-Vent
Classification
Not applicable
Varietal(s)
Gamay 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Sugar content
2,3 g/l
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

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Product notes

This wine is the blend of our eight great Moulin à Vent terroirs: Rochegrès, Carquelin, Champ de Cour, Thorins, Vérillats, La Roche, La Rochelle and Les Caves. The depth and weathering of the pink granite, as well as the exposure, vary according to the plots.

Winemaking notes

Picked by hand in boxes, sorted and often destemmed, the grapes macerate slowly for three to four weeks. Pigeages or pumping over punctuate the fermentation. The wines are aged for 10 months in concrete vats and in oak barrels of one wine, two wines and new, in our old 17th century cellar. The wood comes from the forests of Nivernais, Limousin and Allier.

Tasting notes

Deep garnet color. Its complex nose reveals aromas of violets, ripe red fruits and black pepper. The freshness of these granite soils balances the richness and remarkable texture well. Pairings with veal paupiettes, black pudding and cheeses.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

William Kelley, April 2019

The 2017 Moulin-à-Vent wafts from the glass with a beautiful and incipiently complex bouquet of cherries, raspberries, candied peel and warm spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and pure, framed by velvety tannins and succulent acids and concludes with a sapid, subtly oak-inflected finish.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

James Suckling, February 2019

Shows berries and hints of fresh herbs. Wet earth, too. Medium-bodied, linear and tight. A solid 2017, despite problems with hail in July. Drink now.

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