About the Wine
The Labruyere Coeur de Terroir is a wine that immediately announces itself, with lovely aromas of fresh dark fruit, as well as some aged characters such as dried black fruit, smoke, and leather. The tannins are soft and well integrated, kept in balance by the lovely acidity. As the name suggests, the wine shows the heart of the different terroirs from which the grapes were sourced, and is a really enjoyable drink.
Moulin-a-Vent, which means “windmill” in French, is seen as the most prestigious cru in Beaujolais, capable of producing wines from Gamay that show real finesse, some of which can be cellared for many years. The Beaujolais crus have helped to show that very serious, premium wines can be made in the region.
About Domaine Labruyere
Domaine Labruyere was founded in 1850, making it one of the oldest wineries in the appellation of Moulin-a-Vent in the Beaujolais region. When Jean-Marie Labruyere settled in Les Thorins, he acquired 25 acres of excellent vineyards, later acquiring the monopole Clos du Moulin-a-Vent, from which is produced Domaine Labruyere's best wine.
The family also runs Champagne Labruyere, as well as the famed label Jacques Prieur in Burgundy. Domaine Labruyere's wines are made by Nadine Gublin, who has worked with the family in Burgundy since 1990, and in Beaujolais since 2009. Alongside viticulturist Michel Rovere, their focus is on sustainable practices, optimal ripeness of fruit, and making wines of distinction.