Domaine Desperrier

Moulin À Vent, Cuvée des Breynets For the last 4 generations, the Desperrier family has been settled in Romanèche-Thorins, in a place called “La Pierre”.  This village is located at the southern end of Burgundy.  On top of the hill is an old windmill, like a lighthouse looking over a sea of vines.  This historical monument gave its name to one of the oldest French appellation: le Moulin à Vent. The production area covers about 320 acres between Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas. Le Moulin à Vent has great potential for aging.  It gets its uniqueness from a soil rich in manganese, a mineral that was mined in this town until the end of the 19th century. Today we have about 3 acres of black Gamay with white juice, mostly in the AOC Moulin a Vent.  We cultivated our single grape approach through the diversity of 3 terroirs, which are: Les Breynets, Les Greneriers and La Clos de la Pierre.