Moulin à Vent ‘Clos les Charmes’ is a remarkable vineyard which, like neighbouring ‘Côte du Py’, produces some of the most intensely flavoured and multi-layered wines of the entire Beaujolais region. The soil consists mainly of crumbly pink Granit. The wine undergoes 10 months maturation in 1 to 3 wines oak barrels. It is a wonderful, savoury wine, packed with layers of sweet cherry, dark fruit and berries enveloped in a firm, imposing structure.
Didier and Denise Desvignes are growers who believe that great wines are produced from healthy and mature grapes. They own 20 ha in Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, Chiroubles and Brouilly.
Their main aim is to reduce the vigour of the vine, treat each parcel of vines according to its needs and practise a strict green harvest. Manual harvest and selection allied to a respect for the equilibrium of the vines and the soil by treatment with organic manures creates wines, which express a balance between the aromatic richness of the grape variety and natural sugars and acidity. Traditional vinification techniques reflect the quality and character of each parcel of grapes.