Moulin à Vent "Cuvée de la Lure"

Terriere_Moulin_a_vent_100.jpgWinery: Château de la Terrière
Cercié, France
Appellation:  Brouilly
Designation: AOC

In a few words: Licorice and fruity red berry aromas. Mouth is incredibly long and silky. Pairs beautifully with red meats and games.

Site: Moulin à Vent is famous for the magnesium in its soils. This comes from a 2 Ha site in La Lure with Magnesium and Black Granite. Average vine age is over 50 years.

Grapes: Gamay noir

Fermentation and Aging: Manual harvest and grape box picking enable complete respect as well as a strict sorting of the grapes. Following the Burgundian tradition, the grapes are de-stemmed before being put into vats. This is followed by a very slow fermentation which is induced by indiginous yeast which starts at a low temperature. The fermentation period is very long in order to optimize the extraction of the colours and the tannins. Aged 33% in foudre, 66% in barrique, 20% new, for a few months.

Notes: About 10,000 bottles produced - this wine is absolutely fantastic. Should improve in the cellar over about 10 years. First vintage was 2003.

Vintage: 2010