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 2014 : After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the warm and dry weather in spring was perfect for the flowering. In July and August the weather was more demanding but it became fine again early September with a true indian summer which enabled a perfect maturation for the grapes. The harvest took place mid september under a bright sunshine. The red wines give off beautiful aromas of ripe red berries with a sappy texture.
Tasting : Bright red colour with purple nuances. Delicate notes of rose petals mixed with aromas of ripe cherries and spices. Well-structured and complex. Deep with well-shaped tannins. Good persistence.
Food pairing : Cooked pork meat "charcuterie", barbecue and all sorts of mild cheeses.