Wine Joseph Drouhin, Moulin-a-Vent AOC, 2012
Reviews of purchase Joseph Drouhin, Moulin-a-Vent AOC, 2012
Wine bright ruby-red color.
Serious, reserved, harmonious wine from Beaujolais has a velvety texture and perfectly balanced taste with a pleasant fruit-based and silky tannins. Moulin-a-Vent leaves a lasting aftertaste with accents of ripe berries.
Against the background of rich black fruit aromas appear notes of cherries, sweet pepper and smoked.
The wine goes well with mature cheeses and is ideal for a variety of meat dishes.
Moulin-a-Van - one of the oldest vineyards of Beaujolais, it is situated high on a hill in the center flaunts ancient windmill, which is more than 300 years. From it comes the name of the vineyard ("moulin" - French for "mill"). Vineyard Moulin-a-Vent - very old, it was cultivated by the Romans. Soil, composed of pink granite with manganese in the depths, ideal for growing grapes Gamay. Joseph Drouhin economy Gamay vines are planted very firmly - 9000 plants per hectare. Harvested by hand. Vinification is the traditional method of Beaujolais semi-carbonic maceration for 4-10 days. In production are whole bunches of grapes. Extract of wine is carried out in stainless steel tanks. Ageing potential wine "Moulin-a-Van" is from 2 to 6 years, and during the great vintages - up to 30 years.
Joseph Drouhin winery was founded in 1880 in Bonn. To date, this is a family business with a long tradition and centuries of history that has passed many stages of development and formation. Maurice Drouhin was one of the people who fundamentally change the principles of the Burgundian winemaking. Together with other major NEGOTIANT he participated in the establishment of the National Committee of the name controlled by origin (predecessor INAO). And one of the first to introduce in their cellars methods remontazha, pizhazha, collage, which became the most common things for the current wine, but then considered an anachronism.
The main contribution to the company introduced nephew Maurice - Robert Drouhin, who in 1957 began to expand ownership by acquiring vineyards in the regions of France where really has potential. Robert continued innovative traditionalism of his uncle. He likes to say: "We have gone from a medieval company, bottled wines as they are received, to date, but to preserve the best practices of the past." In the acquisition of vineyards always invest more, but the pride of the house wine is the vineyard Clos de Mouches around Beaune. Yields specifically understated by an average of 20% of the permitted by legislation to maintain a high quality of products. Also one of the key points that the company adheres to the end of the 60s, is exclusively biodynamic and biological principles the vineyards without the use of various
To date, Joseph Drouhin ownership includes more than 75 hectares of vineyards and is considered the largest in the region. Their wine is rightly recognized as a unique, intense, delicate taste which is revealed slowly, passing all the bright colors and the aroma of berries. Joseph Drouhin wine can conquer any critic and journalist.