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Les Michelons 2018

Vineyard: Domaine Yohan Lardy
Region: Beaujolais
Country:France

Tasting Notes 


A striking, dark red robe with elegant and complex aromas of kirsch, blueberries and licorice. The palate is bright and focused with fine, supple tannins and mouth-watering acidity.

Varieties


Gamay, like the Beaujolais region in which it thrives, is often misunderstood and underappreciated. Depending on how it is grown and vinified, it can produce simple, light fruity wines (Beaujolais Nouveau) as well as bigger, structured reds showing cherry, berries, pepper and roasted notes (Cru Beaujolais).

Region


Known for being one of the sturdier Crus, Moulin-à-Vent’s name stems from a famous local windmill. The wines here are thought to be the most ageworthy and concentrated in Beaujolais. Their tannic structure is a direct result of the region’s manganese-inflected soils, that also add intensity and complexity to the finished product.

Vineyard


Sourced from the renowned ‘Les Michelons’ climat that is surrounded on all sides by stone walls and wild poppies. 100% Gamay with an average vine age of 85 years. Densely planted on red granite, sandstone and manganese soils at an elevation of 300m, facing due south.

Winemaking


Whole-cluster fermentation under native yeast in concrete vats over 14 days. Aged 10 months in neutral Burgundian barrels.

Cellar Profile


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Wine Type: Red

Variety: Gamay Noir

Classification: AÔC

Orientation: Southern exposure

Appellation: Moulin-à-Vent

Gradient: 300 masl

Soil: Red granite, sandstone and manganese

Farming Practice: Sustainable, organic practices

Alcohol: 13%

Malolactic: Yes

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Other Practices: Sustainable