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2017 Laurent Perrachon Moulin à Vent Terre Roses

2017 Laurent Perrachon Moulin à Vent Terre Roses

Gamay
Laurent Perrachon
Beaujolais
2017
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2022
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2017 Laurent Perrachon Moulin à Vent Terre Roses has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
Gamay
Laurent Perrachon
Beaujolais
2017
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Looking for the next best thing in Beaujolais? Then you cannot go past the emblematic and historic family estate of Laurent Perrachon. They are one of the leading luminaries of the re-ignition of Beaujolais, having been courted by some of the world's leading wine importers and wholesalers to add to their portfolios.

    At My Wine Guy, we've gone direct to the source; cutting out any local importers and middlemen, to give you access to what is some of the best Beaujolais found anywhere in the country. After an exhaustive search, we landed on Laurent Perrachon, an estate that has been making wine in the region for over 7 generations. Using classic, goblet-trained, old-vine material from some of the leading climats, Perrachon make dynamic, organic, terroir driven wines that seem to have more in common with the great estates of Burgundy, than they do Beaujolais itself.

    These are intensely cerebral wines that will have you coming back for more. Best of all, you don't have to pay $45 a bottle which is what this very same wine was selling for when it was imported by a leading Burgundy specialist in Australia.

    The Moulin a Vent Terre Roses, sourced from the 'legendary' climat of Beaujolais, from vines up to 70 years old, is a stunning example of the more powerful regional style. It's still bright, fragrant and laden with floral notes, however underneath is a heart of darkness and plums. This is about as good as wine gets for $20ish a bottle.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Destemmed at least 40 %. Fermentation leasts at least 14 days / daily punch-down for 50 %. pumping-over for the rest. Ageing : 12 months at least in concrete tanks or big casks 2017 will be remembered as a year heavily touched by the vagaries of the climate, with ,violent hailstorms at the beginning of the summer (where we had been touched in Moulin à Vent, Chénas and Fleurie), and widespread drought. Welcome rainfall on the day of the harvest brought a freshness that had been lacking up to that point. It enabled optimum maturity to be attained in those parcels most severely aected by hydric stress, allowing the Gamay grapes to express their full fruitiness and aromatic potential. The vines were not subject to disease in 2017, and even though their tongues were hanging out a little due to the lack of water, their sanitary condition was perfect, and the grapes that were brought in were of excellent quality - concentrated and with superb acidic balance. The thick, dense grape skins, together with the incidence of shot berries and modest proportions of juice, guaranteed magnificent levels of concentration. First tastings reveal wines that are perfectly balanced between acidity, fruit and tannins. As the vine roots needed to plunge even deeper into the earth to find their nourishment, it would appear that this year more than ever the remarkable terroirs excel in their expression. Whilst it is still a little early to define with precision, the 2017 vintage is already showing itself to be of immense quality. The vintage was compared to 2015 but the first juices confirm it, but definitely with more crispness, more elegance.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    It's a well built wine which has a dark ruby robe. It's bouquet is dominated by iris, wilted rose, spices and ripe fruit aromas. Moulin a Vent is a wine to age, classified as 'Lord of the Beaujolais' wines.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Laurent Perachon is Beaujolais. The Julienas history mentions the Perrachon name in 1601. The Perrachon family acquired the domain of la Bottière, in Juliénas, in 1877. Then came the Domaine des Perelles on the Romanèche-Thorins territory, at the feet of the Moulin-à-Vent hills. The Domaine des Mouilles, now the heart of the Perrachon operations, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the Julienas appellation, benefiting from the best exposure and the best soils. Recently, Perrachon added smaller parcels in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint Amour. Now, the harvest covers six appellations: Julienas of course, but also Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chenas and our latest addition, Saint-Amour. This makes us the independent winemaker in Beaujolais with the most comprehensive list of crus. Both red and rose wines come from a single varietal - Gamay. Vines are pruned short, in "goblet" and "Cordon de Royat". Part of the property is planted with very old vines, 80 to 100 years old. Perrachone also have a rare white Beaujolais made of achardonnay, the traditional varietal of the great white Burgundies. Here, the harvest is still done by hand. Traditional Burgundy winemaking techniques are combined with the carbonic maceration typical of Beaujolais. Fermenting lasts 6 to 8 days for "Villages" up to 18 days for "Terroirs selections". The wines are then maturing slowly in the 1702 cellar, to the bottling, starting around Easter.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 93 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    An assertively powerful wine that has a very fresh array of red berries and plums with some stony and flinty nuances, too. The palate has good depth and drive, flowing long and even. So succulent.