Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin 2013
Exquisite colour, deep cherry red. Releases powerful aromas, of lush red fruit and spices, both elegant and dense. The taste is abundant, tannins are well formed despite their youth, at once harmonious, delicate and impressive. A wine of the highest standard, with a full, fleshy fruit character.
Château des Jacques is located in the Beaujolais region of Moulin á Vent, between Fleurie and Chenas. Château des Jacques has a total of 28.78ha in Moulin á Vent. Each of the 6 'Clos' has its own distinct terroir. Moulin á Vent is now referred to as the King of Beaujolais, and considered to be the most Burgundian Cru of Beaujolais. Clos du Grand Carquelin south-exposed vineyard is dominated by granitic sands that are deeper and a little bit heavier, with more clay present than its neighbours.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
The wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over, and then aged in oak barrels for 12 months. One part of the grapes is de-stemmed.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mature Strong Cheeses