Jean Etienne Chermette Beaujolais Moulin à Vent 2021


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Region: Beaujolais
Grapes: Gamay
First Glance: Pinot-esque Finesse, Aromatic, Powerful and Balanced

The Wine:
Working closely with his father under the eponymous label, Pierre-Marie Chermette, join us as Jean Etienne branches out to produce his own terroir driven wines out of Southern-Beaujolais. Jean's family history dates back to the 17th century, he benefits from traditional know-how while leveraging modern winemaking techniques to make wines that outshine many of the supposedly nobler crus

Moulin à Vent is the king of Beaujolais and the wine with the best aging potential. The terroir of Rochegrès gives this cuvée great finesse, balance and power. It gains some some Pinot notes with a few years of aging, but for now it's fresh, spicy and mineral with aromas of red fruits (redcurrant, strawberry) then notes of black fruits (blackberry and blackcurrant). Fleshy and fine. A straightforward, pure and balanced wine with a round and velvety texture. The finish is long and persistent with good aromatic complexity.

From 55 Year old vines on various granites and manganese. Hand harvested. Traditional vinification of Beaujolais in whole bunch: half carbonic maceration with two pumping per day during 10 min, maceration from 9 to 11 days in vats. 6 to 8 months 95% in “foudre” and 5% in oak barrels of 1 and 2 years old.