Champ de Cour sits at the bottom of the hill below the windmill that gives Château du Moulin-à-Vent its name. The top soil is made of alluvium and clearer colored clay. Deep and heavier than in the rest of the appellation, it retains more water which scarcely stops the ripening process.
20% destemmed, pumped-over during cold prefermentation soak and at the end of fermentation to increase roundness and finesse. The cap was puched down at the beginning of fermentation with 21 days extraction to bring out the full potential of the terroirs. A year months, 100% French oak barrels then four months in stainless steel tank before bottling, medium toast, oak chosen from the Allier forests. Taransaud and François Frères, to bring out the wine’s signature aromas and tannins. The origin, grain and toast intensity are chosen according to the characteristics of the vintage.
Partially aged in wood, this wine with rich tannins comes from a parcel on the slope below the windmill. Spice goes well with the generous black fruits and solid structure. With all this ripe fruit and texture, the wine will age. Drink from 2023.
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (April 2022)
“Today, after a period of being the pariahs of the wine world, they are once again worthy objects of interest for serious wine lovers. This is all due to the magic combination of the Gamay grape and the particular characteristics of the best villages in the region, including the famous ‘crus’ Beaujolais.” Jancis Robinson MW
The most full bodied and powerful wines in Beaujolais, the region can also create the longest-lasting examples. Because of their richness and structure the wine can support the use of oak which adds more tannin and structure to the wines. The term, “Vieillie en fût de chêne', generally indicated this practice… and price point.