Each year, the “Moulin-à-Vent Grand Cru” Association gathers for Jazz in Moulin-à-Vent. Its wine producers members are part of the best domains of the appellation, and they all want to promote the great wines of Moulin-à-Vent.
This pleasant day will enable the visitors to taste the wines of each wine producer, for a moment of privileged sharing.
Château des Gimarets
Château des Jacques
Château du Moulin-à-Vent
An emblematic estate since 1732, the Château du Moulin-à-Vent sits in the very heart of the appellation, 200 yards behind the 15th century-old windmill. Formerly called the Château des Thorins, the estate changed its name when the AOC was born in 1936, but the Château still stands on the flagship terroir of the appellation: Les Thorins.
In 1872, as Gevrey became Gevrey-Chambertin or Puligny became Puligny-Montrachet, etc., the village of Romanèche took the name of its most famous grand cru to become Romanèche-Thorins.
Today, the family-owned estate has 74 acres of vineyards, exclusively in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation. The Parinet family, along with Brice Laffond, foster a strategy fo excellence and a meticulous approach guided by the very identity of their exceptional terroirs.
Domaine de Rochegrès - Maison Albert Bichot
Covering 5.2 hectares of the 660 hectares of the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, the vines are ideally located at the heart of the Rochegrès single vineyard where, as its name suggests, the granitic parent rock (roche) is visible at the surface of the soil amid the rows of vines. This exceptional and distinctive location uncontestably desfines the profile of these structured, fleshy wines that boast an impressive range of floral aromas.
Domaine du Granit
Domaine du Moulin d'Eole
Domaine Paul Janin & Fils
“Within the word ‘domaine’, we find ‘main’, meaning ‘hand’ in French. The hand symbolises work, dexterity and identity. It also gives care, contact and sharing, accompanied by a mind constantly in motion.
Jean-Claude, Marcel, Paul and myself: craftsmen from the outset. Our hands are the raw material of our winegrowing profession, just as grapes are the raw material of wine.
At our domain, these two materials have been in contact unceasingly; they remind us of the past, anchor us to the reality of the present and launch us towards the future.” – Eric Janin
Domaine Louis Boillot & Fils
Domaine Richard Rottiers
“I created this vineyard in 2007 by taking over this 3 ha estate of old vines between 40 and 80 years old and I vinify representative wines of this Moulin-à-Vent unique terroir.
Today at the head of 7 ha, I started an organic conversion in 2012.
My settlement at Romanèche-Thorins is due to my meeting with my partner Corinne and the discovery of a terroir with a fascinating history, evolution and potential.” – Richard Rottiers
Maison le Nid
“Our story started in January 1987 when we took over an ancient domain located at La Roche Vineuse. This is where we decided to settle and work, not because we inherited it, but because we love this place and we believe that we can make really good wine here by respecting the vines essentials: tillage and harvest by hands. In the cellar: long pressing in full clusters, fermentation and ageing in oak barrels. Always getting to the point, being innovative, living in harmony with the seasons, sharing our passion and values, in an open-minded way.
Today, with our children, we want to keep this domain small to take the time to pass down our know-how.” – Olivier et Corinne