Les Michelons 2019

Vineyard: Domaine Yohan Lardy
Region: Beaujolais

Tasting Notes 

Deep ruby in colour, there are aromas of blueberry, kirsch, red cherry and a touch of tomato leaf. Medium-bodied and zesty, with supple tannins, there’s richness and ripeness to the fruit on the palate. Sweet n’ sour elements and some savoury umami hints would make this a great choice for charcoal-grilled burgers.


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).


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.


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.


Hand-harvested in small buckets before whole-cluster fermentation under native yeast in concrete vats over 14 days. After fermentation is complete, the wines are racked into neutral oak Burgundy barrels for 10 months to soften tannins and flesh out.

Cellar Profile


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