Le Clos du Moulin-à-Vent 2017

Domaine Labruyère

Terroir: Domaine Labruyère owns approximately 35 acres of prime vineyards in Moulin-à-Vent. Le Clos du Moulin-à-Vent is sourced exclusively from the Le Clos du Moulin vineyard where vines are very densely planted in soils of granite and quartz. Vines here average 50 years old.

Vinification: Grapes are hand picked parcel by parcel as they reach phenolic ripeness and transported to the winery in small 25kg crates to avoid damage. Upon arrival the grapes are sorted twice prior to de-stemming. Vinification begins with a 20-day maceration at cool temperatures in stainless steel and concrete vats prior to aging in the cellars in oak cask.

Additional Information

Beautiful, dark ruby red in color with purple reflections. Fine and elegant nose with delicate, fresh notes of blackberry and black cherry with a hint of spice. Powerful and ample on the palate with spicy notes (pepper, licorice), slightly roasted and black fruit flavors (black cherry.) Rich tannins, spicy and mouth-watering persistent finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Moulin-à-Vent
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Granite, quartz
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Varietals: 100% Gamay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
    "An elegant Gamay, with a focused, minerally undertone flanking the raspberry and currant flavors, interwoven with smoke, espresso and herb details. Hints of cola, spice and black tea linger into the brooding finish. Drink now through 2025."
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
    "This wine was produced from a single vineyard that's a monopole, guided since 2008 by Édouard Labruyère. Blackberry fruits and a firm structure come together with ripe flavors, showing the rich tannins and aging potential of this appellation. Drink from 2021. "
    Grade: Cellar Selection
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "The 2017 Moulin-à-Vent Le Clos du Moulin-à-Vent from Domaine Labruyère exhibits a rich bouquet of spices, berry fruit, potpourri and grilled meats, gently framed by a touch of new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with powdery tannins and a rich, sapid finish."

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