Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes de 1903, Yohan Lardy
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Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes de 1903, Yohan Lardy - 2022

Item # 35812 750mL

A richly textured Cru Beaujolais made from Gamay vines planted in 1903. Yohan Lardy makes a series of Crus however this is his prized possession and there is simply no dispute as to why. You'll find aromas of spice, good depth of tannins and intense Gamay fruit aromas that could come from none other than old vines.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

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Yohan Lardy is the fifth generation in his family to grow wine in the Beaujolais. He aquired his estate in the mid-2000s from the winemaking family that planted this vineyard of 120 year-old Vielles Vignes (Old Vine) Gamay in 1903. This micro-plot of barely 2.5 acres is the treasure of Yohan's estate. The magic in these old vines comes from untrellised vines planted in a loose soil composed of manganese rich pink granite. All grapes are harvested by hand and vinified as whole clusters with native yeasts. Finally resting 12 months in 80yr old, 3,000L Foudres to balance the fruit and tannin. This is the profile that continues to captivate my pallet in Beaujolais. While medium bodied, there is a powerful structure and dense, supple tannin. A bouquet of black currant and wild raspberry fruit prevail. An irresistible and unforgettable glass.

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