Moulin-à-Vent 2021

Beaujolais, Burgundy
Gamay Noir
11 months in neutral French oak barriques
13.0% alc/vol
Terre de Thé
Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais
Known as the King of Beaujolais, the highly acclaimed Moulin-à-Vent Cru boasts the most full-bodied and structured wines found in the region. Grapes for the Maison L’Envoyé Moulin-à-Vent come from south-facing, 60-year-old, Gobelet-pruned vines in the Terre de Thé vineyard. The distinctive pink granite soil produces wine with red and black fruit characters and a lengthy, complex finish.
One third of the fruit was de-stemmed and vinified in concrete. The remaining seventy percent fermented as whole clusters with half carbonic maceration contributing a spicy fragrant lift to the deep, muscular fruit. Twenty five percent of the wine was then matured over the following 11 months in new French oak, while the remainder stayed in stainless steel until the final blend.
Tasting Notes
Intense aromas of plush cherry and spice. Raspberry, sage and black pepper emerge in the complex, muscular body, concentrated and convivial. Notes from its pink-granite origins are evident on the palate of dark fruits.