The cru of Moulin-à-Vent is generally considered the source of the potentially longest-lived, most structured Beaujolais. Here Jean-Paul Brun farms 4 hectares of 30-to-45-year-old vines whose roots break through the compact, old granite rock underlying the sandy granite topsoils.
As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts and no sulfur. Maceration lasts up to 6 weeks, the longest of all of his wines. The Moulin-à-Vent is the only one to be aged in oak (old, small barrels), for up to 10 months. Bottled with a light filtration and a small amount of sulfur.
Jean Paul Brun is located in Charnay, a village in the Southern Beaujolais just north of Lyon, in a beautiful area known as the "Terres Dorées" or "Golden Stones". Brun is the owner and winemaker at this 60 hectares family estate and has attracted the attention of the press for the wonderfully fruity and delicate wines he produces.