MOULIN-A-VENT “Les Terres Rouges”
Grape variety and terroir
The Gamay grape variety is expressed here on pink granitic soil and manganese veins, typical soil of the Moulin-A-Vent. Facing east, the vineyard enjoys the beneficial light of the Levant, protected from westerly winds. The two parcels, located at Les Pierres, are about 65 years old. High planting density, 10000 plants per hectare, limiting production factor. Short and severe pruning in fan form.
Vinification and ageing
Manual harvest and maceration in whole bunches for twelve days in thermo-regulated cement or stainless steel tanks. Temperature control below 26 ° degrees Celsius to extend the maceration. Pigging, shedding precede the pressing of the Cuvée. The first juice drawn gives the wine, freshness and fruity aroma. The juice of press brings a tannic structure more bodied necessary to a good aging. End of the alcoholic fermentation at 22 °. The malolactic fermentation is carried out at 100%. First bottling in Spring following the harvest.
2016 : Beautiful red garnet colour, nice violet floral nose, cherry and morello cherry on the palate, fine and structured tannins.
2017 : Very sunny year, dark purple colour, stewed black fruit aromas, structured wine with a long finish.
Food and wine pairing
Service at 15 ° degrees Celsius with Duck Magret, Guinea fowl with Girolle mushrooms, Spare ribs.