Located at the southernmost point of Burgundy, Moulin–à–Vent is named after the 300 year old stone windmill on the Les Thorins hill. In the 17th century this winery was declared fit for a king and his court by King Louis XIV himself and has been making beautiful wine since. The winery encompasses 91 acres made up of a mix of terroir including a crumbly pink granite soils allowing for beautifully expressive wine. Under new ownership in 2009, the winery started to create plot specific signature wines to highlight the exceptional terroir and the own individual style.
The Couvent des Thorins is made up of 100% Gamay ranging in age from 40-80 years. This particular wine comes from the terroirs of la Delatte, les Rouchaux and les Maisonneuvesin, which are the lower areas of the Moulin-à-Vent. These vineyards are protected from unfavorable weather by the mountainside allowing for an ideal climate and growing conditions. The grapes produced from these vineyards are big fresh berries allowing for the wine to be ripe, yet elegant and balanced. It is a medium body sipper with round tannins, plenty of dark fruit and a touch of earthy notes. This wine is a crowd pleaser. It is approachable for a novice wine drinker but has nuances and complexities a wine lover looks for. Pair this with your next weekend home cooked meal or enjoy it on its own – it won’t disappoint.