Extending along 55 Km from south to north, the Beaujolais region is enclosed between Lyon and Mâcon.
Leaning up against the last foothills of the Massif Central to the west, the region seems to slide eastwards down to the Saône River plain. Generally northeast to southwest facing, the rows of vines coat the Beaujolais hills at an average height above sea level of 300 m under peaks that go up as far as 1000m.
The Moulin-à-Vent appellation area spreads over just 2 communes; Romanèche-Thorins in the Saône-et-Loire department and Chénas in the Rhône department. It is known as the most prestigious of the Beaujolais Crus.
Soils mainly schist and granite based.
Appellation: Moulin-A-Vent AOC
Grape Variety: Gamay Noir
Deep dark intense garnet color. Floral and fruity aromas of violet and cherry in its first years moving on to iris spice and ripe fruit up to overblown rose, truffle, musk and even venison. Well-built and complex. Intense and tannic wine.
Perfect with grilled beef, stews, veal liver as well as poultry or lamb. It may also be paired with fresh water fish terrines or a coq au vin. Even sweet dishes can be harmonious with: from a red fruit crumble, to sorbet via figs in wine or a walnut tart.
Best served at 14-16°C.