Moulin-à-Vent Clos de Rochegrès 2016

Château des Jacques

Moulin-à-Vent Clos de Rochegrès 2016 play

Region: France / Burgundy / Beaujolais
Grapes: 100% Gamay

Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent Clos de Rochegrès is a special cuvée from old vines that cover 24 acres. The soil of the Clos de Rochegrès is granitic, fairly shallow and overlies an extremely hard bedrock. After a portion of the grapes are destemmed, the wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 10 to 11 months.

93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2016 vintage
93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 growing season saw a little bit of everything: frequent rainfall, cool conditions, heat spikes, droughts and hail. The harvest began on September 19, stemming from an Indian Summer, the second-latest harvest in 25 years. The intensity, depth and structural elegance of the wines from Carquelin, Rochegrès, Thorins and Côte du Py paid testimony to the perfect harmony between Gamay and the volcanic terroirs of Beaujolais.

tasting note

Clos de Rochegrès has fine rose and peony aromas and flavors with a touch of minerals. The wine is generous on the palate thanks to its elegant, long-lasting tannins.

food pairing

This wine will perfectly match red meats in sauce, venison and other game and most cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gamay
APPELLATION: Moulin-à-Vent
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 3.35 g/l
ABV: 13
AGING: Aged in oak barrels for 12 months
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2%

points of distinction

  • Moulin-à-Vent is considered the region’s most Burgundian cru.
  • A single vineyard wine from a great Beaujolais Cru
  • Can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for 10 to 20 years
  • about the grape +
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“A good wine is a drink that tastes good; a great wine is alive.”

– Cyril Chirouze, Winemaker

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