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Surface: 318 hectares
Production in 2018: 17 402 hectolitres / approx. 2 million bottles
Soils: The soils are of an enormous diversity, including not only ancient alluvial clay and flinty clay but also granite, slate and even limestone rock. The altitude is between 240 and 320 metres with moderate inclines.
Attributes: Vivacity, refinement and balance, capturing all the fruit characters of Gamay
Aspect : Clear ruby red
Nose: Kirsch, spices, peony, iris, raspberry, violet
Palate: Lively with good balance; fruity and floral
Characteristics: AOC Saint-Amour is situated in the commune of the same name in the department of Saone-et-Loire. Its heterogeneous soils of granite, slate and
clay give rise to two types of wine – light and gourmand with aromas of iris and violet, and often raspberry, but also powerful and complex with aromas of kirsch and spice.
Unlike other appellations, don’t try looking for a place called “Moulin à Vent” on the map because you won’t find it! The vineyards that produce this appellation are in the villages of Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas. So, where does the name come from?
Let’s look back at the history of Moulin-à-Vent wines, a rather special Beaujolais cru.