Domaine Pascal Granger 2015 Moulin-a-Vent, Les Chassignols, AOC
Item Number: 12509
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Moulin-a-Vent AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Les Chassignols
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Granite
Winemaker Notes: The Domaine Pascal Granger is located in the hamlet of Les Poupets within the village of Juliénas in the heart of the finest sector of the Beaujolais district. This estate has been in the Granger family for over two hundred years, dating to Napoleonic times, and has passed from father to son continually. The domaine encompasses 14 hectares with vineyard holdings in the home village of Juliénas and extending through the neighboring villages of Jullié, Chénas, La Chapelle de Guinchay and Leynes. All harvesting is done manually and treatments in the vineyards are minimal with weed-growth tolerated between the vines.
Winemaking Notes: This limited production cuvée comes from vines averaging 50 years on the mid-hill, south-facing vineyards known as Les Chassignols. The soil is composed of granite. 30% of the grapes are left whole, while 70% are destemmed. This great cru has an extended fermentation of about 20 days in large cement tanks before it is racked into demi-muids and foudre for a six months of elevage.
Tasting Notes: Pascal Granger Les Chassignols is a sturdy wine, reserved in its youth, marked by the smells and flavors of red fruits, roses and spice.