2022 Domaine Anita Moulin-à-Vent Tres Vieille Vigne Les Caves
Anita Kuhnel used to be a professional cyclist. With the same 'drive', she now puts all her energy into making Beaujolais wines at Domaine Anita. Anita only uses high quality terroirs for this. With this she makes wines from the Gamay grape that have already received several high scores from renowned critics, including Robert Parker, James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast. Suckling(96/100) writes about the 2020 Tres Vieille Vigne: "... This Beaujolais masterpiece is so concentrated and so pure, with lush, velvety sensuality that reminds me of great Pomerol"
The Gamay grapes for this Anita Moulin-à-Vent Tres Vieille Vigne Les Caves come from the lieu-dit 'Aux Caves' in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation. This vineyard is located on a granite subsoil, at an altitude of 220 meters, and is oriented to the south/southeast. The vines are 45 years old. The grapes are hand-picked and selected in the vineyard. The fermentation takes place for 11 days via the macération semi-carbonique technique, also called "Vinification Beaujolaise". This gives the wine a fruity character and ensures a smooth taste structure. After fermentation, the wine matures for 6 months in cement tanks and a part on wood and then 4 months in the bottle.
In the glass, the Tres Vieille Vigne Les Caves is ruby red with a purple glow. Very floral and elegant on the nose. Irises. Raspberries and strawberries. In the mouth aromas of raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrant and rhubarb. Earth and spices. Refreshing acids. Tempting. Delicious with coq au vin or a grilled steak.
Anita Kuhnel used to be a professional cyclist. With the same drive, she now puts all her energy into making Beaujolais wines at Domaine Anita. Anita only uses high-quality terroirs for this. With this she makes wines from the Gamay grape that has already received several high scores from renowned critics, including Robert Parker, James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.
Anita Kuhnel will retire from cycling in 2015 and will make it her mission to create top Beaujolais. She buys carefully selected terroirs in the crus Moulin-à-Vent, Morgon, Chénas and Fleurie. The de-stalking of grapes and the use of wood give extra depth to her wines. Sulfite use is kept to a minimum. Her wines are particularly rich, concentrated wines that live up to the full potential of Gamay and also have a very good aging potential. Chénas is one of the smallest crus of Beaujolais and therefore a Beaujolais not often seen. The soils contain a lot of granite, which causes the vines to root more deeply. That gives small, concentrated grapes with a lot of taste. Morgon is one of the richest Beaujolais styles. The soils consist of granite and schist, of volcanic origin. With a lot of iron in the soil, the wines have more structure and earthy notes. What is exceptional about Moulin-à-Vent is the high amount of manganese in the granite soils. This manganese limits the yield, making the wines extra concentrated and deeper in taste, with more tannins. It is the fullest of all Beaujolais crus, and can also age very well. In Fleurie, Anita makes the Fleurie Poncié, which stands out for its strong floral, aromatic character.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
|Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch