Domaine Anita Moulin à Vent Reine de Nuit
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Harvested in the cool of the night to preserve all the fruitiness of Gamay, Reine de Nuit is a real firework display of gourmet aromas.
- The wine is hand harvested, carefully selected, and uses sustainable viticulture practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay
Elaboration: Lieux dit Les Caves, located on the village of Chenas, Granit and manganese soils with a South – South/East exposure. Grown at high altitude (240 meters). The Gamay vineyard is 40 years old and the planting density is 10,000 foot/ha. The vines are Gobelet trained, with pruning up to 10 eyes. The vineyard is harvested and sorted manually. Vinification is 100% whole clusters. Cold start pre-fermentation maceration (8 degrees) for 3 days. Total maceration takes 10 days. The end of alcoholic fermentation is at 19 degrees – 20 degrees. The wine is aged 6 months in cement tanks and at least 4 months in bottle before it is released.
Tasting Notes: Behind her dark tunic are revealed aromas of ripe grapes and fresh fruit (redcurrant, raspberry). On the palate, smoothness and generosity mingle to form a sublime harmony.
2016 – 91 Wine Advocate | 91 Wine Enthusiast
2020 – 95 James Suckling
Domaine Anita is named after Anita Kuhnel who has been making wine under the Domaine Anita since 2015. Today, Domaine Anita includes some of the most prestigious crus of Beaujolais including Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Chénas, Fleurie, as well as some plots located on great terroirs of the Beaujolais-Villages appellation. Anita’s viticultural practices are specific to each plot, but always within her overarching philosophy of sustainable viticulture, with minimal treatments, green harvesting and strong canopy management.