Exhibiting aromas of raspberries, wild berries and orange rind, the 2019 Moulin-à-Vent Les Trois Roches is medium to full-bodied, velvety and perfumed, with a delicate core of fruit, lively acids and melting tannins. This is an especially elegant, harmonious rendition of Les Trois Roches, and I can’t wait to see how it develops. 93 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Named for the three rocky parcels of vines from which it derives – Rochegrès, Roche Noire and Rochelle. The average age of the vines on these sites is now over 40 years old. Pierre-Marie points out that La Rochelle (which overlooks the famous windmill) brings structure, the east-facing Rochegrès contributes finesse and supple tannins, while the Roche Noire grapes bring liveliness and juicy fruit. One of the common features of these sites is the concentration of manganese in the soils that delivers an unmistakable mineral thread that runs through the wine. Chermette’s ‘19 is a wonderfully pure and elegant release of this wine, as the William Kelley note makes clear.