From: Beaujolais, France
Varietal: 100% Gamay
Tasting Notes: Produced by traditional Beaujolais winemaking practices, the Moulin-a-Vent is dark purple in color with a warm, inviting nose of crushed blackcurrant. In the mouth the wine displays ample concentration and density of flavor; think black fruits and the spices. Simply put, this youthful Beaujolais is amazing.
Elaboration: The grapes are hand-picked at peak ripeness. 20% of the harvest is de-stemmed. The wine is vinified for 11 days at a controlled temperature (77-86°F), to give more structure and complexity. Maturing between 5 and 10 months in oak casks.