Johan Lardy

Moulin a Vent Vielles Vignes 2017
Burgundy, France, $29.99

If the tasting this past weekend was any indication, (and based on how excited we and our customers are about Beaujolais, I'll say "Yes!") the time is right for Gamay.
This particular bottle was one of the biggest hits of the day.
A single vineyard planted in 1903 by the grand-father of the former owner. At the time, he selected very qualitative rootstocks “Riparia Gloire” very adapted to the soil. Thanks to a manual work, generations succeed and the old Gamay vines are still here nowadays. Johan decided to isolate this vineyard in order to conserve it as long as possible and to work in this plot like the older generations with tradition and respect to nature. "There's a very impressive sense of balance here, thanks in part to the more than 100-year-old vines. Dark fruit, earthy notes, chocolate and spice all here in abundance. The opulent tannins are captivating. Drink or hold." 1/19 "97 Points" James Suckling