Since purchasing this historic property in 2009, the Parinet family has invested in renovating the old vines. Brice Laffond ferments this estate blend of fruit from 40- to 80-year-old vines using a substantial percentage of whole clusters. He limits the portion aged in barrels to 20 percent, creating a Moulin-à-Vent focused on finesse. Blended from three estate parcels at the center of the appellation, this wine has flavor intensity without weight, the crunchy red-currant flavors lasting with a formal elegance. This gamay, elevated and age-worthy, could stand with its Côte d’Or cousins, or maybe best them if roast turkey and cranberry sauce are on the menu.
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