Southeast-facing vines over 50 years old. Harvesting of Moulin-A-Vent Domaine des Rosiers is done manually, in whole bunches and the grapes are unstemmed. Maceration lasts between 10 to 14 days and fermentation is conducted at temperatures between 82 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. 20% of the wine is aged 8 months in new French oak.
Gérard Charvet, owner of the "Rosebush" (rosier in French) Estate, exhibits an incurable passion for both his vineyards and his wines. He is, without a doubt, blessed, cultivating the earth of the prestigious Cru, Moulin-À-Vent. His fore-bearers settled in a village of Chenas over a century ago, and it was their work ethic that drove him to become a hardworking, meticulous winemaker. After the death of his father in 1983, Gérard took over the estate with admirable talent. Although investing in modern and efficient winemaking equipment, he never forgot the value of listening to his elders, where the art of vinification was concerned. His excellent wines are frequently awarded prizes in various contests. Combining the respective advantages of stainless steel and oak barrels in aging his wines prior to bottling, he has skillfully harmonized the strengths of both perfect unison. Georges Dubeouf has been purchasing Gérard's entire production since 1976.
This wine pairs well with foods that boast earthy or spicy flavors. Enjoy it with slow-cooked beef ribs, game, spicy dishes, or aged cheese.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Moulin-à-Vent
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.7 g/l
2018: 93-94 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 18, 2019
2017: 93 Pts. - James Suckling, Dec 2018
2017: 90 Pts. - Wine Enthusiast, March 2019
2016: 93 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 22, 2018
2016: 91 Pts. - Wine Enthusiast, March 2018
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2003: 90 Pts - ‘Best Buy’ Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2015