Grape Variety : Gamay
Soil : Granite
Site : One of the most famous crus of the Beaujolais. The area of production is located in the southern part of the villages of Chenas in the Saône & Loire Department and in Romanèche Thorins in the Rhône Department. The vineyards are on the sides of a hill overlooked by a windmill, hence the name of the wine.
The Vintage 2011 : After a very cold winter and a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again at the in the last days of August. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under a bright sunshine to harvest grapes fully ripe.
Tasting : Bright red colour with purple nuances. Intense aromas of ripe raspberry mixed with spices and toasted bread. Well-structured and complex. Beautiful fruit combination . Well crafted tannins. Good persistence.
Food pairing : Cooked pork meat "charcuterie", barbecue and all sorts of mild cheeses.