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 is destemmed before the wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over. Finally, the wine matures in oak barrels.

92 Points
2014 vintage
92 Points
2014 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2014 growing season got off to a great start in Burgundy and finished strong, though July and August were rainy and cool. After a mild winter, spring was dry and warm. Flowering was early. High temperatures caused some millerandage (a combination of normal berries and small, seedless berries with thick skins.) Conditions were very dry until a big hailstorm in June. Fine weather returned in September, and warm temperatures ripened the grapes rapidly. In the end there was no rot and moderate sorting, mostly where hail had damaged some grapes. The Beaujolais shows good colors and ripe fruit flavors.
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: 3.65
ACIDITY: 3.44 g/l
ABV: 13.2%
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 is loaded with bright, plump raspberry and cherry fruit, with notes of black pepper.
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