Elevated Gamay – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Elevated Gamay


Proprietor Edouard Parinet (left) with winemaker Brice Laffond (right) of Château du Moulin-à-Vent (Courtesy of Wilson Daniels)

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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Château du Moulin-à-Vent 2019 Moulin-à-Vent

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Joshua Greene is the editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine.


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