Domaine Richard Rottiers Moulin A Vent 2019 - 750ml

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93pts James Suckling

Great interplay of ripe-cherry and chocolate notes from oak, plus some delicate spice. Excellent balance of full, fine tannins and just enough mineral freshness to make this enticing and give it a long life. Silky, long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

93pts Wine Enthusiast

A blend from seven vineyards, this wine has richness, a dense texture and concentration from old vines. Aged in wood for nine months, the wine offers a touch of toastiness alongside bright berry fruits. Drink from 2022. Organic. ROGER VOSS

92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Just bottled, the 2019 Moulin-à-Vent opens in the glass with a pure and youthfully primary bouquet of raspberries, red cherries and sweet wild berries. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's still tightly wound, but its concentration and energy bode very well for its positive evolution. One of the region's most dedicated organic farmers, Richard Rottiers suffered in the 2016 and 2017 vintages that saw Moulin-à-Vent ravaged by hail. But 2018 represented a return to some sort of normality, and he has produced a fine set of wines; a feat he's replicated with a portfolio of 2019s that are if anything livelier and finer-boned than their predecessors. Semi-carbonic maceration is followed by élevage in foudre and barrel, depending on the cuvée. Everything reviewed here comes warmly recommended. (WK) 


Winemaker Notes

This well-balanced wine has typical aromas of violet with an emphasis on fruit, and comes from nine different vineyards of the Gamay varietal, which are located throughout the Moulin a Vent appellation. The refinement and richness of this wine is revealed by a soft wine making technique, maceration under CO2 and a six-month aging process in wooden vats and barrels.