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Moulin a Vent wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Moulin a Vent is a wine appellation in the Beaujolais region of France producing fine red wines from the Gamay grape. The communes covered by this appellation include Chénas and Romanèche-Thorins. In addition, the following lieu dits can be added to the label: les Carquelins, les Rouchaux, Champ de cour, en Morperay, les Burdelines, la Roche, la Delatte, les Bois maréchaux, la Pierre, les Joies, Rochegrès, la Rochelle, Champagne, les Caves and les Vérillats.
There are three levels of Beaujolais wines. The first level is labelled Beaujolais, the second is labelled Beaujolais Villages (where the grapes are grown in specified communes) and the third level is the ten 'crus' where the finest wines are made (Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Côte de Brouilly and Régnié).
These are particularly fine wines for ageing and are worth seeking out.
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