2021 Marine Bonnet Moulin à Vent "La Rochelle", Beaujolais, France - 1.5L MAG

Aromatic with blueberry, blackberry, spices & purple flowers. Structured & spiced like a classic Moulin--Vent with all the juicy berry fruit we love from Gamay, bundled with a special vibrancy we just can't resist.



Marine’s first solo wine, begun in 2020, taken from a single vineyard called ‘La Rochelle’ in the Moulin-a-Vent cru. Made in the same style as the rest of the wines the couple works at the Domaine, this is a full carbonic maceration of whole clusters in cement tank, then aged in foudre for nine months. Unfined, unfiltered. <10g/l SO2 added before bottling.


Pierre Cotton is just getting started with his domaine, but already the potential is clearly tremendous. The Sanvers family have been farming and producing wine at the same chai in Odenas since 1856. Legend has it that the large chai with its cavernous cellars was built in the 18th century to make the wines for the nearby Chateau de Pierreux, and over the years it has housed a rotating group of producers. Today, Pierre and his parents are the sole producers to make wine here.

After working for a short stint as a motorcycle mechanic, Pierre spent two years in the Loire Valley before returning to the domaine. In 2014, he reclaimed 1 hectare of Côte de Brouilly for his first cuvée - 100% Cotton. In 2015, he reclaimed another 2 hectares of Brouilly from the family holdings, and in 2016, he purchased 1 hectare of Regnié, and 1 hectare of Beaujolais. Starting in 2017, he will harvest 0.3 HA of Beaujolais Blanc on a unique vein of limestone near the domaine, with the possibility to plant more Blanc in the future.

Inspired by tasting wines with compatriot friends Yann Bertrand, Jules Metras, and Keke Descombes, Pierre’s wines are all farmed organically and made without any sulfur. Vinification is semi-carbonic in large cement tanks, and then the wines are aged for 8-9 months in old foudres that range in size from 14 to 42 hectoliters.

Fruit for ‘Brouilly’ comes from organically farmed 65-year old vines rooted in pink granite, aged eight months in used oak. Organic, vinified without sulfur and unfiltered. Elevage for 8 months in used foudres. Annual production of 6,000 bottles

His partner Marine Bonnet joined the Domaine and brought some of her family vineyards in Moulin-à-Vent into the fold. She is an agronomist with a specialty in Viticulture and her expertise has helped Pierre refine his wines even more.


Grape(s) Gamay
Farming Organic