Olivier Merlin Moulin à Vent

Olivier Merlin Moulin à Vent

Wine Information
Tasting notes
A deeply and intensely coloured wine.  In the mouth, highly concentrated with well-marked but velvety tannins.  Attractive aromatic expression of spices (pepper) and well-ripened cherry.

 
Terroir
Granitic soil with high levels of manganese
Exposure: south-east
Altitude: 230 m
Slop: 5%
 
Culture
Grape variety: 100% Gamay
Planting density: 11,000 plants per hectare
Average yield: 25 hl/ha
Picking by hand
 
Vinification
Triage on sorting table.  Vatting of whole crop.  Alcoholic fermentation under CO2 en wooden vats.  Pumping-over twice daily. Vatting lasts 15 days.  Pressing followed by transfer to oak barrels (1 in 5 new barrels).  Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 10 months' elevage in barrels, then 4 months in stainless steel vats.
Racking, then light filtration before bottling.  No fining.
  • Product Name: Moulin à Vent
  • Producer: Olivier Merlin
  • Importer: Becky Wasserman Selections
  • Country Region Appellation:
    • France
     > 
    • France
    • Burgundy
     > 
    • France
    • Burgundy
    • Beaujolais
  • Varietal: Gamay
  • Agricultural Standards: Organic
  • Closure: Cork
  • ALC %: 13.5