From: Beaujolais, France
Taste: Their Moulin-à-Vent from 2014 was awarded 93 points by Wine Enthusiast, and has definitely stood the test of time. The wine is still beautifully rich and boasts a bouquet that still shows off fresh black fruit and spice, hinting at the ability to easily age for another five+ years. Underneath all that luscious black fruit (think of maraschino cherry and wild blackberry) and baking spice notes, you’ll find notes of truffle, undergrowth (aka sous bois), and a hint of cocoa on the finish.
Pairing: Beaujolais wines are famous for their ability to pair with a multitude of dishes, and this one is no exception. From savory sandwiches to smoked turkey or ham to porcini risotto and fresh salads, this wine fits! Our favorites pairings with wines like this always skews toward grazing or snacking types of foods, as this wine is perfect for sharing with friends at a gathering or out at a bistro. With that in mind, we’re sharing a recipe by Kay Chun for Delicata Squash and Corn Fritters.
Domaine Fond Moiroux, about.
Created in 1789, Fond Moiroux resides in the small town of Cogny, and makes wines from vineyards within Beaujolais, of course, Moulin-à-Vent included. An eight-hectare vineyard surrounds the estate, and from that, the winery specializes in making red wines from Gamay; only venturing to begin making white wine (from Chardonnay) in 2014.
The region, about. Excerpts from Rupal Shankar, FWS.
Cru Beaujolais wines are admired and loved by sommeliers across the globe, but it seems only within the last ten to fifteen years that non-industry wine lovers began to take notice of these wines. The 10 Cru Beaujolais villages are located in the northern part of the region and have been experiencing global attention from winemakers and wine aficionados alike.
“A region with medieval villages, rolling hills, picturesque windmills and snow-capped Alps produces beautiful mineral driven wines with its signature Gamay grape.” — Rupal Shankar, FWS
Cru Beaujolais wines are complex, concentrated, aromatic, robust, structured and can be aged. The wines are made with Gamay, a thin-skinned dark grape. Cru Beaujolais wines have a range of characteristics from dark fruit, to spice, to black pepper, to earthy undertones and delicate floral notes. The wines are light to medium bodied with high acidity and soft tannins. The wines are very versatile and can be served on their own or can be paired with a wide variety of foods.
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