Moulin-à-Vent Clos des Thorins 2016

Château des Jacques

Moulin-à-Vent Clos des Thorins 2016 play

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

Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent Clos des Thorins is a special cuvée from old vines that cover 10 acres. The soil of the Clos des Thorins is composed of sand and clay. 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 6 months.

91 Points

Wine Spectator

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

This is a full, robust Beaujolais, with a fleshy, almost fat texture and greater longevity than any other Cru of the Beaujolais. Clos des Thorins has a deep garnet-red color and dense aromas of baked red and black fruits. This wine is powerful, deep and has elegant, long-lasting tannins. The exceptional quality of its structure preserves the fruitiness even when aged.

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: 3.5
ACIDITY: 3.42 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Aged in oak barrels for 12 months
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.1%

points of distinction

  • Moulin-a-Vent is considered the region's most Burgundian Cru
  • A single vineyard wine from a great Beaujolais Cru
  • The wine matures for 6 months in oak barrels, unusual for Beaujolais
  • Can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for 10 to 20 years
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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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