Château du Moulin-à-Vent - Moulin à Vent Couvent des Thorins
The Château du Moulin-à-Vent, named for the 300-year-old stone windmill atop the hill of Les Thorins, dates back to 1732, and was called at the time Château des Thorins. Today, it is owned by the Parinet Family. The estate encompasses 37 hectares of the appellation’s finest climats — Les Vérillats, Le Champ de Cour, La Rochelle, Clos de Londres — planted to Gamay Noir averaging 50 years in age. All the vineyards are farmed organically (official certification in 2024). Edouard Parinet has opted for non conventional approach for the region: high density planted and trellised vineyards; low yields of 20 –35 hectolitres per hectare; and Burgundy style vinification with destemming (around 30%) / punch downs. The resulting wines are known to have to potential for cellaring and are thought-after by wine collectors around the world. Edouard Parinet and winemaker Brice Laffond craft some of the most interesting wines of Southern Burgundy. In 2016, Parinet purchased Domaine Roc des Boutires in Pouilly Fuissé, applying the same recipes.
100% old gamay rooted in granitic soils rich in iron oxide and manganese. Blend of three East facing plots located below the historic mill in deeper soils : La Delatte, Les Rouchaux, and Les Maisonneuves. Each plot is vinified separately. Aged 15 months in stainless steel tanks.
Juicy, structured and with attractive red-berry flavors, this wine comes from three different parcels. The ripe fruits are heading towards maturity although the tannins will need to soften first. Drink this solid, structured wine from 2023.