2019 AOC Moulin-à-Vent 'La Bruyère'
From a 1ha parcel of 50 year old vines grown on pink granite. Whole bunch cold carbonic maceration for 22 days, and then aged in both concrete (60%) and old barrels (40%) for 10 months. 10ppm SO2 before bottling. This is lighter than the 2018, and felt like it had been de-stemmed. Raph explained that they left the grapes in the cooler for a bit longer, so that the maceration would be colder. This enabled them to macerate for longer as well, meaning the wines became more complex but without being heavy or over extracted. The final result is an elegant, light and pretty wine.
Lifted aromas of red apple and raspberry. Some fresh delicate ozone notes. Slightly brighter and more high-toned than the Morgon. Clean nose and palate. Crunchy bright fruit, with lots of small red berries. Cranberries, raspberries and strawberries. Fresh and crisp. These 19’s are superb. Stays lifted in the mouth, and the length is excellent. Light jubey fruit with fine mineral detail on the finish. Really, really nice – quite fine boned and elegant. Great for summer. Serve slightly chilled. Insane value for a Cru Beaujolais.