The Wine: Moulin-a-Vent 2018
Chateau des Moriers Moulin-a-Vent 2018 is a red natural wine made from 100% Gamay grapes grown within the Moulin-a-Vent appellation in Beaujolais. This wine is simply amazing, it's a show-stopper.
The Producer: Chateau des Moriers
Chateau des Moriers is a very pretty estate in the north of Beaujolais, on the Fleurie and Moulin-à-vent vintages. The house is planted at the foot of a hillside where our very old vines (+65 years old) live. The soil is poor and pink, mainly granite. It gives structured and fresh wines that can age gracefully.
The Region: Beaujolais
The Beaujolais wine region is located south of Burgundy. It stretches for about 50km from the town of Mâcon and its characteristic rolling hills to the flatlands bordering the regional capital and world-renown culinary center Lyon on the north.
Beaujolais wine region is split in two by the Nizerand River. The north of the river is where we find the Crus and Beaujolais Villages, whereas south of the river is where Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau are made.
Gamay is the dominant grape varietal of the region giving its best when grown on the granite and sandy clay soils north of the Nizerand River and made into Beaujolais Crus and Beaujolais Villages easy-drinking delicious wines.
There are ten Beaujolais Crus where the best Beaujolais are made: Brouilly, Chenas, Chiroubles, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, Morgon, Moulin-a-Vent, Regnie, and Saint-Amour.