Moulin-à-Vent Coeur de Terroirs 2018

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 Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
    "This producer also owns vineyards in Burgundy and gives the Burgundian wood-aging treatment to the Beaujolais. Selected from different vineyards in the estate, this wine is richly textured and perfumed. Tannins are well integrated in the black-fruit flavors. Drink this wine from 2022."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
    "Aromas of sweet berry fruit, spices, smoked meats and candied peel introduce the 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Coeur de Terroirs Vieilles Vignes, a medium to full-bodied, round and fleshy wine that's deep and succulent, with lively acids and a generous core of fruit."

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