During the 5-6 months growing season, temperature and rain levels were normal and made for excellent growing conditions. By September, the fruit analysis showed impressive sugar levels and healthy levels of natural acidity.
The ancient windmill perched on high, completely surrounded by Gamay vines, is nothing less than the royal throne of the Beaujolais cru, majestically withstanding time and tempests. Erected in the fifteenth century, the windmill ceased grinding grain in the midnineteenth century. Although in a state of repose, its machinery has remained in perfect operating condition, ever ready to resume duty. Recently the windmill’s sails were replaced, after their absence for many years. The only survivor of its kind in Beaujolais, it is very appropriately classified as a French historic monument.
Serve as an accompaniment to creamy cheeses, Hors d’oeuvres or alongside roasted chicken or a light pasta dish. Best served chilled.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Moulin-a-Vent
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, 2017
2015: 90 Pts. - Wine Spectator, Dec. 31, 2016
2011: 90 Pts. - Wine Spectator, Feb 28, 2013
2009: 90 Pts. - Wine Spectator, February 28, 2011
2008: 90 Pts. - Wine Enthusiast, November 1, 2009
2003: 90 Pts. - Wine Spectator, October 15, 2004
2000: 89-91 Pts. - Wine Advocate #134, April 2001
1986: 92 Pts. - Wine Spectator, July 31, 1987