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Moulin-à-vent Rochegrès

It is the king of Beaujolais and the wine with the best aging potential. The terroir of Rochegrès gives this cuvée the great finesse, balance and power. Has some Pinot Noir notes with a few years of aging.

Colour

Deep ruby with purple highlights.

Nose

Fresh, spicy and mineral with aromas of red fruits (redcurrant, strawberry) then notes of black fruits (blackberry and blackcurrant).

Mouth feel

Fleshy and fine. A straightforward, pure and balanced wine with a round and velvety texture. The finish is long and persistent with good aromatic complexity.

Food and wine pairings

This wine goes well with many dishes: red meats, meats in sauce, duck and game (wild boar).

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Technical specifications sheet

Designation

Moulin-à-vent

Cuvée name

Moulin-à-vent Rochegrès

Colour

Red

Grape variety

Gamay

age of vines

55 years

Terroir

Various granites with manganese

Pruning type

Gobelet

Harvesting method

Manual harvest

Area

2.80 ha

Wine-making

Traditional vinification of Beaujolais in whole bunch: half carbonic maceration with two pumping per day during 10 min, maceration from 9 to 11 days in vats

Ageing

6 to 8 months 95% in “foudre” & 5% in oack barrels of 1 and 2 years old

Service

14-15 °C

Storage

2 to 20 years

Peak

2 to 5 years

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Rewards Moulin-à-vent - Rochegrès

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

93+/100

« A bit more reserved out of the gate than its Fleurie counterpart, Chermette's 2019 Moulin-à-Vent Rochegrès exhibits aromas of plums, cherries, baking chocolate and spices. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly muscular and concentrated, it's built around lively acids and powdery tannins. This will reward a bit of bottle age. »
GILBERT & GAILLARD

90/100

« Belle robe soutenue, reflets violacés. Nez ciselé aux arômes floraux, fruités et minéraux. La bouche possède une certaine mâche et montre déjà une personnalité aromatique intéressante. Un vin corpulent et prometteur. »
Bourgogne Aujourd'hui

16/20

« Jean-Etienne prend peu à peu le relais de son père en vinification comme cette cuvée aux arômes doux de fleurs, de cerises noires ... Bouche juteuse, dense, avec un beau fruité sucré et du tonus. »
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

93+/100

« The 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Rochegrès was matured in one foudre, two stainless steel tanks and one barrel—the latter representing a mere 5% of the total volume. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe dark fruits,baking chocolate and dried flowers, the wine is full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, with juicy acids and a concentrated, tightly-coiled core that's framed by powdery tannin. It will reward a bit of bottle age. »