Moulin A Vent 2011 Hospices Civils de Romanèche Thorins, Dom. Collin-Bourisset
During the 19th century, there was a hospital in Romanèche-Thorins, at the extreme south end of Burgundy. To pay for treatments, some of the patients occasionally gave away some vineyards to the hospital. After some years, it grew up to be a more than 14 acre estate. The average age of the vines is 45 years. Grapes haversted entirely by hand only. Vinification is traditional, long fermentation, between 10 to 12 days for superior color and tannin extraction. The wine was then partially aged in oak barrels. This wine received a Gold Medal at the prestigeous Concours International de Lyon and Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 91 points saying "Produced from vineyards donated to a charitable hospital in the 19th century, this wine is rich and now perfectly mature. It has smoky tannins that lie under the fine, elegant cherry and red plum fruits and acidity. The wine still has freshness although the attraction here is the ripe structure. The ornate label dates back to 1926." Extremely Limited!