The Château du Moulin-à-Vent has been a leading light of wine exploitation in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation since 1732 (at least!). Located 10km south from Mâcon, in the southernmost tip of the Burgundy region, it owes its name to the old windmill that stands on the top of the hill of "les Thorins". The estate now stretches over 37 Ha of vines belonging to the greatest terroirs of the appellation, like Le Champ de Cour, La Rochelle and Les Vérillats.
In March 2009, Jean-Jacques Parinet bought the Château and its estate to the Damoy. Under the new ownership, the Château has won back its leading position. While the terroir has always been of exceptional quality, Jean-Jacques Parinet recognised that considerable investment was needed in both the winemaking facilities and the vineyards.
70,000 vines have been replanted, while the winemaking and ageing cellars have been given a complete makeover to bring the facilities in line with the quality of the terroirs. The magnificent 2009 vintage is an outstanding example of the wine that can be made on the estate's 37 ha of vineyards, and illustrates the role the Château has as an ambassador of the appellation.
Come join us as we sample the following wines:
Moulin Au Vent 2011
Couvent des Thorins 2011
Croix des Verillats 2011
Champ de Cour 2011
Check out this Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wFGpE2_Rp4&sns=em