Olivier Merlin Moulin à Vent
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.
Granitic soil with high levels of manganese
Altitude: 230 m
Grape variety: 100% Gamay
Planting density: 11,000 plants per hectare
Average yield: 25 hl/ha
Picking by hand
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.