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.

94 Points
Wine Review Online
2015 vintage
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2015 growing season featured steady warmth and a series of heat spikes, with nighttime temperatures remaining mostly moderate. The harvest began on August 24, as the last days of that month brought another heat wave. While similar previous vintages did not produce great wines, 2015 saw grapes that had great structure and complexity that will allow the wines to age well with classic notes of black fruit and kirsch.
Tasting Note
Blend of 8 single vineyards, the Moulin-à-Vent 2015 presents a deep garnet-colored robe, demonstration of the exceptional nature of the 2015 vintage. Its complex nose reveals aromas of violets, ripen red fruit and black pepper. The freshness of these granitic terroirs balances well the remarkable richness and texture.
Food Pairing
Moulin-à-Vent is perfect with lighter red meat dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Gamay
APPELLATION: Moulin-à-Vent
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 3.40 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged 10 Months - 1/3 in tank, 2/3 in oak barrels (new & old)
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.
On-Line Assistant
Ask the Expert
We look forward to hearing from you! Please choose a subject from the options below and let us know your name and email address before adding your message.