Moulin-à-Vent Coeur de Terroirs 2017

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: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
    "Light-bodied, with complexity to the glossy currant and cherry notes, accented by smoke, mineral and savory spice details. Light, supple tannins encase the herb and floral accents on the lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2024."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
    "This dense wine with fine tannins comes from a blend of different parcels. Structured and with a solid core, it has layers of black fruits and balanced acidity. It will be ready from 2021."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "The 2017 Moulin-à-Vent Coeur de Terroirs Vieilles Vignes offers up an inviting bouquet of dark berry fruit, spices, smoked meats, incense and rose hips, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and succulent palate that's structured around velvety tannins and ripe acids. A layered, sapid wine that mingles an exuberant expression of fruit with nuances of the carnal, it's already drinking well."

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