Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2020


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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): Gamay

Localization: Moulin a Vent, Beaujolais, France

Tasting Notes:  Concentrated cherry compote, blackberry and spice flavors, structured by supple, moderate tannins. Details of licorice, floral and mocha chime in on the lingering finish. Rated 94 Points by The Wine Advocate twice, this is a French red capable of greatness!

94 Points Wine Advocate"The Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes has turned out brilliantly, bursting with aromas of cherries, cassis, sweet spices, rose petals and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it's gourmand but remarkably elegant, with powdery tannin, lively acids and a seamless, charming profile. As readers will remember, this ultra-traditional cuvée is mostly whole cluster and sees a classic two-week maceration with submerged cap before maturation in foudre." The Wine Advocate, 94 Points


The Domain: At the foot of the rolling vineyards of Moulin-à-Vent, Domaine Diochon has been making Beaujolais the old-fashioned way since 1935. Bernard Diochon succeeded his father in 1967. As a torchbearer to the ancestral methods passed down to him, Bernard explains, “I like tannic wines without heaviness; with fruit and floral aromas. Every vigneron naturally chooses to make wines in the style they prefer.” In 2007, Bernard wanted to retire but had no heirs. He appointed Thomas Patenôtre as his heir apparent, which has turned out to be an easy transition. We are grateful that the Diochon tradition continues through Thomas, safeguarding the ancestral methods that have distinguished the domaine’s wines for nearly a century.