Domaine Richard Rottiers Moulin-a-Vent
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Region: Beaujolais, France
Grape varieties: Gamay
Domaine Richard Rottiers Moulin-a-Vent is a well-balanced wine that has typical aromas of violet with an emphasis on fruit and richness.
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About Domaine Richard Rottiers Moulin-a-Vent
Domaine Richard Rottiers Moulin-a-Vent is a well-balanced wine that has typical aromas of violet with an emphasis on fruit and comes from nine different vineyards of the Gamay varietal, which are located throughout the Moulin-a-Vent appellation. The refinement and richness of this wine is revealed by a soft winemaking technique, maceration under CO2, and a six-month aging process in wooden vats and barrels.
About Domaine Richard Rottiers
Richard Rottiers took over in 3 ha of Gamay vineyards, all between 40 and 80 years old, and started his own winery in 2007. He wants to produce wines that willl reflect the unique Moulin-à-Vent terroir. Today with 5 ha, Richard started to convert his vineyard to organics in 2012. The winery is located in Romaneche-Thorins. There, he met his partner Corinne and through their relationship the couple has discovered and developed a true passion for this land, its history, evolution, and potential.
Before that, and through various experiences in winemaking and vineyard management, Richard has learned the techniques that make great wine. His experience and training come from the following regions: Chablis, California, Gaillac, South Africa, New Zealand, Luberon, and Brouilly.
Through his farming process, Richard focuses on the soil as well as the environment in order to harvest grapes that are disease-free and at the right maturity.
He uses goblet pruning and leaves 6-8 buds in order to control yield. In the spring he removes excess buds and leaves to allow airflow and limit mold. The farming of the soil is used to release weeds and enhance roots to dig in the ground. The spread of vine diseases is avoided with the practice of organic farming. Richard uses compost teas and liquid plant manure along with small doses of copper and sulfur. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted in the vineyards so that only the best of the crop is kept.