Domaine Labruyère is Moulin-à-Vent’s oldest estate, founded in 1850. It consists of 14 hectares of vines, all in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation and produces stunning, age-worthy wines which not only represent a pinnacle of what is happening in the region, but also offer some of the best value in the world of fine wine.The 2016 vintage in Moulin-à-Vent saw a rather spectacular confluence of weather. Nerve-wracking, to be sure, but the end results are exceptional. Champ de Cour is produced using whole bunches, the resulting wine having an attractively herbaceous, lifted style.
From vines around 50 years old, this reveals exotic spice and dried herbs, enchanting from the off , unmistakeably shaped by whole-cluster vinification. Violets and rose petals, ripe raspberry mingling with a leafy herbaceousness. This brims with joie de vivre and in fact increases in potency when left for a few minutes in the glass. The palate has Parma violets and some milk chocolate on the entry, with marked herbal spice. Fleshy red berry fruit is framed by firm tannins, a step up in forcefulness, with nice precise acidity.