Moulin a Vent

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Known as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is the most atypical of all the Beaujolais Crus, even if it is potentially the best. Its style is the antithesis of light, fluffy Beaujolais, 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’. 

Moulin-à-Vent's neighbour Fleurie produces perfumed, silky, approachable wines, while Moulin-à-Vent, using the same grape (100% Gamay) and broadly the same vinification, makes wines that are meaty, tannic and intense, and need 2-3 years to mature.  The only possible explanation, it seems, is the high proportion of iron and manganese in Moulin-à-Vent’s soil. Moulin-à-Vent tends to be most expensive of the Beaujolais Crus, although happily it is home to a number of very fine producers, so there is plenty for wine lovers to choose from.

Recommended producers: Jacky Janodet, Olivier Merlin.

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Olivier Merlin, Ready, but will keep,

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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Ready, but will improve,

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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Ready, but will improve,

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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Ready, but will improve,

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Olivier Merlin, Ready, but will keep,

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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Ready, but will keep,

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Olivier Merlin, Ready, but will improve,

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Bottle 6 x 75cl 209cs

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£85.00

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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Ready, but will improve,
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