Moulin à Vent is often called King of Beaujolais. This is the Cru with the longest cellaring potential and which is closest to its Burgundian neighbors. Pierre-Marie Chermette has, for his entire life, adhered only to the classic methods handed down from his family--farming in sustainably a manner as is possible, only using indigenous yeasts for every wine, long fermentations and making whole-cluster (semi-carbonic) wines in the old foudres built by his great-grandfather. Pierre's yields are so low and the grapes so naturally ripe that he does not chaptalise. The wines are bottled with little or no filtration and the addition of no sulfur or very little, depending on the cuvée.
A fantastic expression of Moulin-à-Vent from one of Beaujolais's greatest winemakers, this wine has inviting bouquet of cassis, black raspberries, spices, candied peel and peonies. On the palate, it's full-bodied, smooth and enveloping, with a deep and concentrated core of fleshy fruit that largely conceals the wine's tannins.