Atop the hierarchy of Beaujolais Crus are Moulin-à-Vent and Morgon, with notable aging potential. Often called the most “Burgundian” cru, Moulin-à-Vent shows complexity, finesse and length, while Morgon is the most robust and structured. Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent can age at least 10-20 years; Morgon can mature a minimum 5-20 years. Following harvest, a portion of the grapes are destemmed before the wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over. Finally, the wine matures in oak barrels.

91 Points
Wine Spectator
2013 vintage
90 Points
VinousMedia.com
2013 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2013 vintage was full of contrast. The region had a long winter, with two extremely cold weeks in February. Spring followed with record rainfall, particularly in April and May. These conditions caused a delay in flowering on the vine, as well as millerandage, which led to a small harvest. Summer finally brought much needed sunshine and warmth to the area with virtually no rain. While the delays in budding caused harvest to be late - beginning at the end of September - the unprecedented summer sunshine (the most in 20 years) meant the grapes were ripe and in great condition. 2013 is a great vintage for Beaujolais.
Tasting Note
This full, robust Beaujolais offers a fleshy texture and greater longevity than any other Beaujolais cru. Its exceptional structure supports vivid red fruit aromas.
Food Pairing
Moulin-à-Vent is perfect with lighter red meat dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Gamay
APPELLATION: Moulin-à-Vent
PH: 3.61
ACIDITY: 3.42 g/l
ABV: 13%
Unique Selling Points
  • Moulin-à-Vent is considered the region’s most Burgundian cru.
  • The wine matures for eight months in oak barrels, unusual for Beaujolais.
  • Can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for 10 years or more

About the Grape

Gamay
Gamay is loaded with bright, plump raspberry and cherry fruit, with notes of black pepper.
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