Christophe Lapierre Moulin-à-Vent “Domaine de Chênepierre”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Organic farming.
- Robust, micro-parcel Moulin-à-Vent! If you see this available just buy some.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay
Elaboration: The grapes are hand-picked at peak ripeness. 20% of the harvest is de-stemmed. The wine is vinified for 11 days at a controlled temperature (77-86°F), to give more structure and complexity. Maturing between 5 and 10 months in oak casks.
Tasting Notes: Produced by traditional Beaujolais winemaking practices, the Moulin-à-Vent is dark purple in color with a warm, inviting nose of crushed blackcurrant. In the mouth the wine displays ample concentration and density of flavor; think black fruits and the spices.
2015 – Coup de Coeur, Guide Hachette