Domaine Paul Janin & Fils
Moulin-à-Vent is the most highly rated of all the Beaujolais crus, though it is not named after and village in the area and is spread over the communes of Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas. It arguably produces the most age-worthy Gamay offerings, due to the spicy, firm backbone the wines possess.
In the hands of the father and son team of Paul and Eric Janin, winemakers of impeccable probity and talent, this domaine continues to produce the very best that Moulin-à-Vent can offer.
The soils, with crumbly pink granite and rich in manganese, give their wines a spicy, individual character but this does not undermine their elegance and refinement. Vintage after vintage, the Janin wines do not miss a beat.
|Wine||Grapetype(s)||Vine age||Soil type||Vineyard area|
|Beaujolais-Villages rouge Jumeaux||Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc||60 years old||Granite||-|
|Moulin-à-Vent Vignes du Tremblay||Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc||-||Pink granite & manganese||-|
|Moulin-à-Vent Heritage du Tremblay||Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc||100 years old||Pink granite & manganese||-|
Viticulture / Vinification
- Indigenous yeasts for fermentations
- Traditional whole-bunch fermentation
- Élevage in tank for 10/11 months on fine lees with micro-oxygenation (he no longer uses oak foudres)
- Blending just before bottling