- Biodynamic, 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.
92 points - David Lawrason
Considered the powerhouse Beaujolais cru Moulin-a-Vent makes the sturdiest most age worthy wines of all ten village cru. Indeed I would age this a couple of years, to soften the crusty tannin (which you don't often encounter in Beaujolais). It has a fairly reserved nose with classic, somewhat candied Turkish delight strawberry/cherry fruit, fine peppery spice and wet stone. Good power and intensity here with excellent length. Tasted March 2021.
91 points - Sara d'Amato
Floral and emphatically tannic, this bright full-bodied Moulin-a-Vent is notably expressive of place. Offering an intriguing tapesty of flavours on the palate and mouth-filling, although not angular, tannins. Flavours of lavender, ripe red cherries and licorice linger on the finish of excellent length. Best now to 2023. Recommended. Tasted March 2021.
91 points - John Szabo, MS
Classically dense and rich, stony, cool but ripe, very ripe indeed, dripping with succulent red berry fruit, but with a tightly wound palate. The profile is surely very tight and stony, not yet at prime enjoyment. Architecture and structure are in place, the question remains whether the interior will flesh out in time. I'd suggest revisiting after 2023. Promising. Tasted March 2021.
91 points - Michael Godel
The second of six old vines wines in the Aviron Cru Beaujolais series. Moulin-à-Vent’s vineyards populate both the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire departments on the left bank of the Saône River. Fleurie to the south and Chénas to the north are the two neighbours but Moulin is generally considered more prestigious. Aviron’s ’19 is possessive of the concentration and tannic structure attributed the Cru and 2019 balances that grippy substance with loads of fresh fruit in the berry and plum spectrums. A dream to taste this young while set upon a solid foundation. Top notch value all around. Drink 2022-2026. Tasted March 2021.