Moulin-À-Vent Vielles Vignes (Barbet) 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB7717-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Beaujolais
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Barbet

Known locally as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is actually atypical of the Beaujolais Crus; its style is the antithesis of what most people think of when they think of Beaujolais wines, and when fully mature (often at 10 years old or more) it resembles more a fine Burgundy, or even a Rhône, than Beaujolais. Named after the local windmill (which translates as moulin-à-vent in French) Moulin-à-Vent is a real vindication of the principle of ‘terroir’.