GRAPES: 100% Gamay.
The Moulin à Vent "Clos de Rochegrès" has a very nice garnet-red colour with crimson tints. It releases very fine aromas of flowers (rose) with a touch of mineral. The wine is generous and tender on the palate thanks to the elegant and long lasting tannins.
VINEYARDS: Geological origin and soil composition are quite different from the Côte d'Or. This is why the Beaujolais red wines are only made of Gamay grapes. The soil from the "Clos de Rochegrès" is typically granitic, not very deep and overlying a very hard bedrock. Louis Jadot Moulin à Vent "Clos de Rochegrès" is a special "cuvée" from old vines. It covers 8 hectares.
VINTAGE: It was a vintage born of a troubled growing season characterised by contrasting and unusual weather patterns. Winegrowers always have to keep a close eye on their vines, poised to treat when necessary; in 2012 they had to be guardian angels, ready at every moment to fight the fungal diseases, and defeat them… and save the crop
WINEMAKING: The wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over, and then aged in oak barrels for 12 months. One part of the grapes are de-stemmed.