Moulin--Vent - Clos des Thorins 2010 - Wine


Clos des Thorins
Clos des Thorins

Location

Beaujolais

Appellation

Moulin Vent "Clos des Thorins"

Color

Red

Vintage

Gamay

Features

Located in the heart of the Moulin Vent's great amphitheatre of vineyards, this parcel benefits from direct sunshine and the heat reflected back from the granite soils that surround it.

Vinification

Picked and sorted by hand, then de-stemmed, the grapes macerate slowly over the course of three or four weeks. Indigenous yeasts are used throughout the fermentation period, and extraction by means of both plunging and pumping over takes place on a regular basis.

Maturing and bottling

The wines are aged in our historic cellar for 10 months, a period spent in oak barrels, 100% of which are new. The oak used to make the barrels comes from the forests of Alliers, the Limousin and the Nivernais.

Tasting / Wine and food pairing

This wine typically reveals fleshy fruit, weight and substance. It's the perfect match for hearty flavours: try it with game, charcuterie or strongly flavoured cheeses.

Conservation

The wine needs two or three years to reach its peak, and can then age comfortably for several decades.

The Vintage

2010 took shape under normal climatic conditions; that's to say there were no notable abnormalities in the weather pattern that year. Nevertheless, average temperatures were moderate. The bunches were both ripe and well balanced on arrival at the winery. Their healthy state permitted good levels of extraction. The finished wines have shown themselves to be generously fruited, with a silky tannin structure. These wines will age well over the course of several decades.


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