Chateau Les Vieux Moulins Pirouette Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux 2017
Youthful, dark and bright, purple colour; clean nose of ripe dark berries; the palate is medium bodied with high acidity and note of freshly crushed berries; attractive and straightforward with light finish. This wine comes from a family-owned estate since 3 generations.Damien Lorteaux took over the management from his parents in 2013 and the vineyards became certified organic in the same year.
Château Les Vieux Moulins is the property of Damien Lorteau. He took over in 2010 from his parents and grandparents. He inherited 20 hectares, 11 in the village of Reignac and 9 in the village of Anglade. In acknowledging the difference between the terroirs, Damien produces two wines, one from each village. His vineyards are certified organic and Damien has increased the density in his vineyards so that nearly all the parcels have 7,000 plants per hectare. His winemaking philosophy is non-interventional. He allows the indigenous yeasts to ferment the juice and uses very little SO2 throughout the process. Fermentations are carried out in small cement tanks and Damien avoids both pump overs and moving the wine by pump after fermentation. The labels were designed by a Swedish artist named Madlen Herrstrom.