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Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Les Trois Roches Moulin à Vent 2013

This is a lovely balanced Moulin à Vent (gamay) from Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette.  At just a little over $50, it is rather expensive for a Beaujolais region wine.  The quality is however very good.  Aromatics of raspberry and plums.  The palate has mid range length and is fruity with some good texture and balance.…Continue readingMartine and Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Les Trois Roches Moulin à Vent 2013

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Mommessin Domaine de Champ de Cour Moulin-à-Vent 2011

This is a fresh Beaujolais cru from Moulin-à-Vent.  It has aromatics of raspberry and cherry.  The palate is balanced and moreish.  A pleasant lighter to medium bodied style red that suits takeaway food.   Acceptable to Good Abv: 13%, Price: ~$20, Vendors and website: http://www.boissetcollection.com/brands/mommessin, Tasted: 2015Continue readingMommessin Domaine de Champ de Cour Moulin-à-Vent 2011

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Last stop: Beaujolais

I couldn’t help but like the vignerons that I met in Beaujolais.  The region immediately appeared more accessible and the level of enthusiasm for this mostly unloved region more palpable.  Here, we visited the Cave du Château de Chénas, Cave du Château des Loges and the Vignerons des Pierres Dorées. A view from Mt Brouilly.…Continue readingLast stop: Beaujolais

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Thorin Domaine du Prieuré Moulin à Vent 2011

The Moulin-à-Vent region.  Source: Google Maps Moulin-à-Vent is one of the better regarded Beaujolais crus, and has the potential to produce concentrated gamay wines that last well.  This wine is not one of those – it’s $9.90 – but it’s a pretty sound wine nonetheless.  It has aromatics of dark cherry, pepper, fresh oregano and…Continue readingThorin Domaine du Prieuré Moulin à Vent 2011