Buy Wine by the Case
- Red Wine
- Biodynamic, Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
- Medium Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
About the Winery
Stéphane Aviron can be considered a pioneer in his approach to winemaking in Beaujolais, however he would just tell you that he’s simply returning to the traditional practices that have always made fantastic Gamay wines. Sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. He focuses on the Beaujolais village crus, all but forgotten gems of vineyards when the nouveau craze took over, which are the best sites for unique, expressive and terroir driven wines. All of the fruit is sourced from old vines (40+ years), so seeing Vieilles Vignes on the label is a rite of passage, not a privilege. Authenticity and a distinctly Beaujolais style of winemaking is what sets Stéphane apart from the rest.
90 Points - John Szabo
2018 is a dense and ripe vintage for Aviron's Moulin-à -Vent, reaching into the damson plum and black cherry spectrum, with some hibiscus spice. The palate is nonetheless juicy and lively, with fine, ripe, supple but abundant tannins, firm acids and substantial weight in the category. I'd suggest another couple of years in the cellar for this to really deliver it's maximum. Will be a very tidy value with lots of complexity for your dollar. Tasted September 2020.