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Moulin à Vent Les Thorins Vieilles Vignes

The Lardy family has exploited the best terroirs of the Fleurie appellation for three generations. Lucien owns around 35 acres of vines split between the appellations of  Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Morgon and Beaujolais-Villages. When it comes to winemaking, Lucien would say he is more Burgundian in vinify each of my plots separately,” he explains, “in order to manage the expression of all my land. style. He favours semi-carbonic fermentation with partial destemming, all native yeasts and about two weeks maceration with partial ageing in a mixture of barrel and cask.”

100% Gamay. Plot ‘‘Les Thorins’. Seventy years old vines planted on a South East terroir of granite and sand soils with veins of manganese (iron mineral). Elevation: 260m. Twelve day maceration with whole clusters in gridded vats. Native yeasts. Aged eight months in concrete vats and 15% neutral French oak barrel.

 

Deep violet. Powerful, mineral-accented cherry and blackberry aromas, complicated by a suave floral nuance. Juicy, impressively concentrated dark berry, cherry and spicecake flavors smoothly combine power and delicacy. Vibrant and appealingly sweet on the youthfully tannic finish, which shows outstanding clarity and mineral-driven persistence..

 

 
Category:
France
Sub-Category:
Beaujolais
Tags:
BC
Producer:
Lucien Lardy
Vintage:
2016
SKU Alberta:
n/a
SKU BC:
194007
Case format:
12 bottles
Volume:
750ml
Colour:
Red
Accolades:
93 Vinous, 92 Wine Enthusiast

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