Moulin a Vent Comtesse de Vazeilles Chateau des Bachelards
Chateau de Bachelards

Moulin a Vent


Welcome to the seductive dark side of Beaujolais

Moulin a Vent Comtesse de Vazeilles Chateau des Bachelards
Ready, but will keep

Expect touches of dried sage, summer flowers and a hint of cocoa add a lot of complexity to the nose. Serious concentration, elegance and power, yet the whole composition is so restrained. A classic French Grand Vin with a very long, complex finish. From bio dynamically grown grapes.

Pioneers in the production of organic and biodynamic wines for the Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent and Saint-Amour appellations. Chateau des Bachelards strive to produce local wines in such a way as to respect the terroir and the environment, and believe that their way of growing our crops is the only way. Their soil has been free from chemicals for over 14 years and that really changes the style of the wines. The wines from this region are often all produced in the same way, on land that has been weeded using chemicals and then yeasted.

The Château des Bâchelards' wines are a combination of elegant Burgundy wines and delicious Rhône Valley wines. Their wines are just as spirited as their soils. Today, chemical farming practices (also known as integrated or conventional) are used solely to reduce the cost of production, at the expense of quality and taste, not-to-mention the consequences for humanity!

International Critic Ratings:#

96/100 James Suckling

Food and Wine Pairings

This wine works beautifully with rabbit in mustard sauce, veal kidneys or stuffed turkey. Veggie lovers will enjoy them with eggplant, whether in lasagna, au gratin, cake or fritters – many earthy dishes will pair extremely well with the distinguished structure of an aged Moulin-à-Vent.#

Decanting suggestions

Whilst you will get away without decanting the wine in its youth, it will benefit from anything between 30 minutes to an hour of decanting beforehand.

Service Suggestion:

This wines are best served on the cooler side, between 15 and 20 degrees should work well depending on the heat outside. If the wine is cooled to less then 15 degrees celcius, wait for it to warm up again in your glass and note how the wine will start showing its true colours.