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Chateau du Moulin a Vent

History of Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent Dating back more than 300 years, Chateau Moulin-a-Vent has for centuries been the emblem of the Beaujolais Cru of the same name. The chateau is located in Moulin-a-Vent, one of ten villages which are considered the best vineyards of Beaujolais and therefore allowed to sell their wines under their village names. The chateau became well ... Read More »

French Wines Tasting: Domaine Catherine & Didier Tripoz Macon Charnay, Pascal Pibaleau La Perlette and Domaine de Terre Georges Et Cetera.

Ripe grapes in French vineyard

Wines from three small, family-owned wineries from three very different areas in France. Domaine Catherine & Didier Tripoz Macon Charnay 2012 This is a delicious, unoaked expression of Chardonnay from the Maconnais in southern Burgundy. It comes from a monopole – meaning that the nine-hectare vineyard of 45-year-old vines are owned entirely by Domaine Catherine and Didier Tripoz. Fermented and ... Read More »

French Wine Tasting: Joseph Mellot Sincerite Sauvignon Blanc and Les Deux Chateaux Sauvignon Blanc & Merlot

Joseph Mellot's Vineyards

Joseph Mellot Sincerite Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Produced by Joseph Mellot, this Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley in the center of France shows all the classic flavors of the grape: citrus and a hint of tropical fruits along with the herbaceous, “grassy” flavors that make Sauvignon Blanc one of the most readily identifiable wine grapes. Les Deux Chateaux Sauvignon Blanc ... Read More »

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