11 Oct Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Domaine Les Fines Graves Moulin-a-Vent 2021, Beaujolais, France
Sunday brunch usually means a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa. Red wine is not what one would normally think of when it comes to pairing wine with breakfast food. But, after a recent video on Crush On This where we paired egg dishes with wines, I was pleasantly surprised. With high acidity, the Domaine Les Fines Graves Moulin-a-Vent 2021 Beaujolais, the Please The Palate wine of the week, was a welcome addition to my brunch table.
ABOUT DOMAINE LES FINES GRAVES WINES
Moulin-A-Vent, the queen of Beaujolais, is located in the very north of the Beaujolais region. It is here that Domaine Les Fines Graves has 17.2 acres of vineyards. Domaine Les Fines Graves was established by the late Jacky Janodet, know as an artisan producer of first class Cru Beaujolais. Today the winery, which has vineyards in both Moulin-a-Vent and Chenas in Beaujolais, is run by Jacky’s wife Evelyne and their son Jerome.
The Gamay grapes undergo the traditional semi-carbonic fermentation in a large vat and the wine is then aged for 6 months large 5,000 Liter foudre. The final blend takes place in cement vats. The wine has a very pretty nose with notes of raspberries, red currants and plums. It is medium bodied, has a plush texture and fresh acidity.
This is a wine that should be enjoyed with steak frites or roasted lamb shank. But, I enjoyed this wine with a spinach and cheese quiche. The high acidity of the wine has the ability to cut through the richness of the cheese and egg while also refreshing the palate.
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Domaine Les Fines Graves 2021 Moulin-A-Vent can be found in various retailers across the country. Check out Wine-Searcher to fine a store.
VIDEOS TO WATCH
Check out the It’s Time for Brunch – Eggs and Wine! – Crush On This Episode 137 in which we paired egg dishes with wine.