January 17, 2017 Martine's Wines 0Comment

Eric Janin is the OG of Moulin-a-Vent; he is a fourth-generation grower, overseeing the fruit from its inception in the vineyard to its destination in the bottle. Members of the Janin family have tended their Gamay vines since 1918. Jean-Claude, Marcel, Paul, and now Eric are all very much products of this place, and with Eric’s daughter Perrine recently beginning her oenology studies, it looks like the family lineage will continue.

Practicing organic for 15 years, this estate has recently applied for full certification, which they will receive in 2024. The flaky, pink granite soil produces structured, powerful wines that gain even more character as they age. Bright, firm, and earthy, they are reminiscent of the great terroirs of the Côte de Nuits.

These are handcrafted wines, with Eric believing that hands are the winegrower’s material just as the grape is the wine’s material. On this estate, the two materials of grape and hand have never ceased to be in contact, reminding them of the past, anchoring them in reality, and projecting them into the future.

Martine’s Wines is the exclusive U.S. importer for Paul Janin et Fils with shared rights in MA.


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