Domaine Labruyère owns approximately 35 acres of prime vineyards spread across Moulin-à-Vent. This selection is sourced from the vineyards of Champ de Cour and Clos du Carquelin where vines are very densely planted in soils of granite and quartz. Vines here average 50 years old.
Grapes are hand picked parcel by parcel as they reach phenolic ripeness and transported to the winery in small 25kg crates to avoid damage. Upon arrival the grapes are sorted twice prior to de-stemming. Vinification begins with a 20 day maceration at cool temperatures in stainless steel and concrete vats prior to aging in the cellars in older oak casks. No new oak is used for this cuvee.
Light-bodied, with complexity to the glossy currant and cherry notes, accented by smoke, mineral and savory spice details. Light, supple tannins encase the herb and floral accents on the lightly tannic finish.
Domaine Labruyère is one of the oldest wineries in the Moulin-a-Vent appellation. In 1870, Jean-Marie Labruyère, wine grower, settled in les Thorins, a hamlet of Romanèche-Thorins. Since then several generations of the Labruyère family have been running the estate and later acquired the famous “Le Clos du Moulin-a-Vent”, a 2.3 acre vineyard that is the only monopole of the appellation.
Over the past 20 years Jean-Pierre and Edouard Labruyère have focused on acquiring what they feel are the primary parcels in the heart of the Moulin-a-Vent appellation; which is ranked as one of ten village crus. Elsewhere in France, the Labruyère family is also present in three other appellations: In 2012, Edouard Labruyère created a new house called Champagne Labruyère, which added to the family’s existing holdings of Domaine Jacques Prieur in Burgundy and Château Rouget in Pomerol.
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