Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin is a special cuvée from a parcel that covers 12 acres. The light soil is composed of sand and a small amount of clay atop bedrock that contains a high percentage of manganese. This helps to impart deep color and mineral character to the wine. After a portion of the grapes is destemmed, the wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 10 to 11 months.

94 Points
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2016 vintage
94 Points
Unique Selling Points
  • Moulin-à-Vent is considered the region's most Burgundian Cru
  • A single vineyard wine from a great Beaujolais Cru
  • Matures in oak barrels for 10 months, unusual for a Beaujolais
  • Can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for 10 to 20 years

About the Grape

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