Domaine Labruyère is one of the oldest wineries in the Moulin-a-Vent appellation. In 1870, Jean-Marie Labruyère, wine grower, settled in les Thorins, a hamlet of Romanèche-Thorins. Since then several generations of the Labruyère family have been running the estate and later acquired the famous “Le Clos du Moulin-a-Vent”, a 2.3 acre vineyard that is the only monopole of the appellation.
Over the past 20 years Jean-Pierre and Edouard Labruyère have focused on acquiring what they feel are the primary parcels in the heart of the Moulin-a-Vent appellation; which is ranked as one of ten village crus. Elsewhere in France, the Labruyère family is also present in three other appellations: In 2012, Edouard Labruyère created a new house called Champagne Labruyère, which added to the family’s existing holdings of Domaine Jacques Prieur in Burgundy and Château Rouget in Pomerol.
Nicolas Mielly talks in detail about the 2016 vintage at their properties in Meursault and Beaujolais