Most Remarkable of the Ten Beaujolais Crus

The Moulin-a-Vent appellation is one of ten wine appellations in the Beaujolais region, East of France. It is located on the outskirts of Moulin-à-Vent, on approximately seven square kilometers area; the vineyard has a vineyard landscape and varying soils. Moulin-à-Vent is mainly facing east and with 229 to 390 meters elevation above sea level.

The French government granted the AOC to this wine area in 1936.

Naturally Gifted Climate

Sands surmount the granitic basement, giving lean and well-draining soils that avoid the retention of rainwater. In addition to beneficial climatic conditions (oceanic, Mediterranean influences in summer and continental in winter). The vines evolve favorably on these slopes with sometimes severe slopes, resulting in 3,100,100 liters of wines annually.

These red wines have a garnet ruby color, with aromas of flowers and fruits. Full-bodied and complex, they are excellent wines for aging (10 years for the best vintages).

A part of the important features of Moulin-a-Vent appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Granitic formations, pink granite soils called a gore.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Red wine.
  • Aromas: flowers and fruits, after aging: iris, spice, and ripe fruit.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 7 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Moulin-a-Vent
Grapes: Gamay
Types of Wines: Red Wine

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