Moulin a Vent Rochegrès, Patrick TRANCHAND 2018

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Producer
Domaine du Haute-Poncie
Grape(s)
Gamay (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Juicy
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The vineyards of Beaujolais fall on the granite rich slopes of a hilly region between Mâcon and Lyon at the southern limit of Burgundy. The only vine variety authorised for red wines is Gamay, traditionally grown as free standing bush vines. A small amount of Chardonnay is also grown. The most favourable vineyard sites produce `villages` wines, and the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais represent the best vineyards of the region and produce the longest-lived and fullest style of Beaujolais.

Producer

Patrick Tranchard took over the Domaine from his father in 1994. The domaine is located on the heights of the Fleurie appellation in a climat called `Poncie` and has 14 ha of vineyards spread over Fleurie Poncie, Moulin a Vent Rochegres, Saint-Amour Les Capitans and Pouilly-Fuisse. He focusses on creating wines which are a true expression of the terroir.
Tasting Notes
Moulin-a-Vent is arguably the most noteworthy of the ten Beaujolais crus, located in the very north of the Beaujolais region. Made from Gamay planted between the Beaujolais slope and the Maconnair slope on red grantic soils which gives the wine its mineral character. Ruby red in colour with notes of blackberries and blueberries on the nose. The palate is round and generous with bramble fruits, a flinty mineral note and well integrated tannins.
Food
Serve with braised meat, game or wild boar.