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Beaujolais Cru


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purchased a '00 Dom. du Granit Moulin-A-Vent Appellation Moulin-A-Vent Contrôllée, Alfred Gino Bertolla, Vigneron - La Rochelle 69840 Chénas - France

question: was/is this beaujolais produced in moulin-a-vent or in chénas??????????

The vineyard is in Moulin-a-Vent, the winery is in Chenas. Is is common for Beaujolais producers to own vineyards in more than one Cru. They are still estate bottled.

that i understand. however, with the 'cru' being located in the Moulin-a-Vent area, vs. the "winery" being located in Chénas, it does get a little fuzzy as to exactly what cru this is, n'est-ce pas??

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Not at all. They have been making wine this way for many decades. It is part of their way of life. As long as the vineyard is respected I do not see a problem or any confusion. You know you are only talking about a few kilometers. Beaujolais is a small place.

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baruch - -How is it any more confusing than buying a Gevrey-Chambertin from a producer located in Morey-St-Denis -- Robert Groffier, for example?

who said THAT wasn't confusing, s'il vous plaît? :raz:

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  • 3 weeks later...

Had a blind tasting this evening and was reminded of this thread. We tasted what turned out to be a Burgundy (Santenay 1er cru "Santenay Maladiere" from Prieur Brunet 1996) but I guessed it was a cru level Beaujolais. I blame the raw onion I'd accidentally eaten in a salad a couple of hours beforehand... never again!

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