Moulin-à-Vent Coeur de Terroirs 2015

Domaine Labruyère

Terroir: Domaine Labruyère owns approximately 35 acres of prime vineyards spread across Moulin-à-Vent. This selection is sourced from the vineyards of Champ de Cour and Clos du Carquelin 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 older oak casks. No new oak is used for this cuvee.

Additional Information

Deep ruby red in color with purple reflections. Distinctive black berry notes with a hint of licorice. On the palate the wine is fruity, with sweet violet candy and notes of spice. Savory, long finish with fresh and soft tannins.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Moulin-à-Vent
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Granite, quartz
  • Vineyard Acreage: 35 acres
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Varietals: 100% Gamay

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
    "A big and powerful Beaujolais from this warm vintage. It sits in the palate like a dense and rich Hermitage. Full-bodied, layered and rich. So much fruit and ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hold."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
    Deep ruby. Suave, mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry pie and incense, lent spiciness by a peppery element. Plush and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that become livelier with air. A refreshing jolt of acidity enlivens a supple, fruit-driven finish that hangs on with impressive persistence.
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
    Medium-bodied, with a supple core of red plum and black cherry flavors and mocha aromas. Spice box and smoky details linger into the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2022

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