Moulin à Vent Vieilles Vignes Alize, Domaine Thillardon 2021

Domaine Thillardon


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In 2008, Paul-Henri Thillardon began making wine from 3ha of vineyards, with the conviction that Chénas has always been unjustifiably overshadowed by Moulin-à-Vent. He has slowly added new parcels to form the 12ha he works today. From the start, he has farmed organically, working some of the vineyards with a horse and using biodynamic treatments. In 2009, he met Fleurie winemakers and lynchpins of the Fleurie natural winemaking scene, Jean-Louis Dutraive and Yvon Métras, who took the young Paul-Henri under their wing. Until 2015, Paul-Henri partially destemmed most cuvées and practiced a more Burgundian vinification. Starting in 2014, he decided to switch to semi-carbonic.

A prettier, more mineral-inflected side of the appellation. Floral aromas then into a medley of redcurrant, white pepper, strawberry, and blood orange. Juicy, sour cherry and wild raspberry flavours with a firm earthy core finishing with ripe tannins and bright acidity.

Producer  Domaine Thillardon

Origin Chénas, Beaujolais, France

Grapes Gamay

Vintage 2021

Alcohol  13.5%ABV

Style Medium body elegant red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvest into small, whole cluster. Carbonic maceration. Fermented with indigenous yeast. Aged for 8 months in demi muids. Unfiltred, unfined. No SO2 added

Notes Organic and Biodynamic not certified, Natural