Château du Moulin-à-Vent in 1732 was known as Château des Thorins. The property was purchased in 2009 by Jean-Jacques Parinet who invested heavily to revive the estate, with the aim of making the best Moulin-à-Vent. Jean-Jacques began by replanting 70,000 vines, moving to sustainable viticulture and investing in new French oak barrels. Château du Moulin-à-Vent has 37 hectares which include the top single vineyards ‘Champ du Cour’ and ‘La Rochelle‘. The vines are densely planted at 9,000 vines per hectare and yields are low, between 20 –35 hectolitres per hectare, versus the official minimum requirements of 6,000 vines per hectare and yields of 56 hectolitres per hectare for wines of the Moulin-à-Vent appellation.
Bright red in colour, this wine reveals intense aromas of strawberry, violet, menthol, and exotic spices with slight smoky accents. The palate is lively, with flavours of cherry and raspberry and hints of spice lifted by a precise minerality. The fine-grained tannins and crisp acidity lead into a long, elegant finish.
This wine is bright violet in colour. On the nose, a powerful bouquet of cherry, flowers and spice alongside hints of sage and pepper. The palate opens with concentrated notes of bright blackberry, cherry and violets with mineral undertones. Elegant with fine-grained tannins, fresh acidity and an impressive long finish.
Ruby red in colour, this Moulin-à-Vent has a vibrant aromatic nose, with notes of rich redcurrant, strawberry and menthol. The palate is round and balanced with a good structure. There are hints of perfumed cherries and a refreshing minerality on the lengthy finish.