Richard Rottiers is without doubt one of the finest young producers in Beaujolais. Richard has winemaking in his blood, but he’s not from the Beaujolais. Originally from Chablis, he went to the vineyards of Moulin-a-Vent, as he was aware of the great potential there. He created his domaine in 2007, taking on established vines aged between 40 and 80 years. Yields in Moulin-a-Vent are always naturally low, making this the most powerful, concentrated and long-lived of the Beaujolais cru. His driving passion has led to him running the domaine by a completely biodynamic philosophy and therefore, to vinify wines that are true to the noble nature of Moulin-a-Vent. The ‘Champs de Cour’, is superb with hints of violets and roses complete with a wonderful complexity and more than a passing resemblance to Pinot Noir. Wonderful clarity and direction results in an approachable Beaujolais with far more depth and complexity than your standard Moulin a Vent! We have luckily grabbed the last of the 2013 Champs de Cour. Even the Wine Advocate agrees, rewarding the 2013 Champ de Cour 93 points and saying ‘if you’ve not tasted Richard’s wines before then do yourself a favour’.