Domaine Chapel Moulin-à-Vent is a natural red wine made by Domaine Chapel with the Gamay variety in the AOC Juliénas, in Burgundy (France).
Domaine Chapel was founded by David Chapel and Michele Smith who, after meeting in Beaujolais and spending a season in New York, returned to France to start cultivating three plots in two different Beaujolais crus, in the town of Régnié.
Domaine Chapel Moulin-à-Vent comes from a unique plot that sits 400 metres above sea level on a steep slope facing northeast. The Moulin-à-Vent cru is considered one of the best in Beaujolais. The vines are cultivated using organic agriculture and no chemical products. The harvest is carried out manually at the optimum point of ripeness.
In the winery, the Domaine Chapel Moulin-à-Vent grapes ferment spontaneously with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spends 12 months in foudres. Finally the wine is bottled without adding sulphites.
Domaine Chapel Moulin-à-Vent is the first Beaujolais made by the Smith-Chapel partnership. This is a red wine with a unique richness and character.