2014 was the first vintage that we produced wine from this stunning parcel. It is 0.8-hectare planted on a south-facing slope of the hill of Moulin-à-Vent. The soils of this plot are primarily of quartz and white sand, giving tremendous minerality and complexity in the final wine.
For this wine, I vinified with 40% whole clusters. The wine is always a beautiful maturity and a nice richness without being heavy and too generous thanks to its soil which brings it freshness and tension. I like to say that it is a wine that can be tasted in 2 stages: the first mouth shows its exposure and its solar side, the finish is more on the mineral which gives it length and hold. Only 270 cases were produced in 2014.
91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media: “Full ruby. Extremely suave, expansive aromas of ripe red berries, potpourri and smoky Indian spices, joined in the glass by a mineral nuance. Plush and seamless in texture; sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors are given spine and lift by juicy acidity. Distinctly rich for a Beaujolais, especially from this vintage. Finishes sweet, seamless and very long, displaying repeating floral and spice notes.”