Moulin-à-vent is the most prestigious Beaujolais Cru. It is made by 300 men and women. The Moulin-à-Vent appellation area spreads over just 2 communes; Romanèche-Thorins in the Saône-et-Loire department and Chénas in the Rhône department.
Set around a robe that goes from deep ruby to dark garnet, this Moulin-à-vent wine gives off floral and fruity aromas of violet and cherry in its first years moving on to iris, spice and ripe fruit up to overblown rose, truffle, musk and even venison.
Well-built and complex, Moulin-à-Vent is a wine to lay down par excellence, up to 10 years depending on the vintage.
Nourished by crumbly pink granitic arena also called gore, crossed through with seams of manganese that are, without a doubt, behind the wine's characteristics, Moulin-à-Vent is an intense, tannic wine. It is said for this Cru, like for many of the other robust Crus, that with age it tends to "pinote", coming close in personality to that of its Burgundian neighbours with the very cherry aromas that are specific to the Pinot.