Moulin-à-Vent - La Rochelle 2010 - Wine


La Rochelle
La Rochelle

Location

Beaujolais

Appellation

Moulin à Vent " La Rochelle "

Color

Red

Vintage

Gamay

Features

La Rochelle is located at the heart of the appellation, between La Roche, the Clos du Grand Carquelin, and the Clos de Rochegrès. Its vines are planted in shallow soils composed of metamorphic granitic sands, crisscrossed by ver y ancient seams of g ranite.

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 cellars over the course of 10 months, spent in second and third use oak barrels. The oak used to make the barrels comes from the forests of Alliers, the Limousin and the Nivernais.

Tasting / Wine and food pairing

La Rochelle produces ample, fleshy, generous wines of great elegance.

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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