Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent La Roche is a special cuvée from a parcel that covers 4 acres. The soil is very deep, with clay and manganese, and the vineyard has good exposure halfway up the hillside. 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 months.

92 Points
2016 vintage
91 Points
Wine Advocate
2016 vintage
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 wine has a deep garnet red color with bright tints, and forward aromas of violets, faded roses and black fruits. In the mouth, the wine’s vibrant acidity and elegant tannins help its overall character of depth and richness. Complex aromas help the wine’s long finish.
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: 3.44 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged in oak barrels for 12 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Moulin-à-Vent is considered the region’s most Burgundian cru.
  • A single-vineyard wine from a great Beaujolais cru
  • The wine matures for 10 months in oak barrels, unusual for Beaujolais.
  • Can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for 10 to 20 years

About the Grape

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