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Paul Janin & Fils 'Vignes du Tremblay' Moulin a Vent

Paul Janin & Fils 'Vignes du Tremblay' Moulin a Vent

Paul Janin & Fils 'Vignes du Tremblay' Moulin a Vent


Vignes du Tremblay

Delicacy and purity 

This wine marks the origin of the domain. My grandfather purchased his first plots of vines in 1937, situated in the locality named Le Tremblay. Nowadays, this wine is a blend from several localities named Les Greneriers, Les Burdelines, Les Pérelles, Champs de Cour, Les Brussellions and Aux Caves.

• 100% Gamay Noir with clear juice; yields of 25 to 35 hectolitres per hectare, depending on each vintage.

• Very worn granite soils, piedmont and ancient alluvium.

• In majority, the vines are 40 to 70 years old, pruned traditionally in the low-trained Gobelet style.

• The other plots, vines aged 25 years, are pruned in the short Double-Cordon style.

• The soil is worked, with ploughing done 3 to 4 times a year.

• Harvests are picked by hand, using small crates which can hold up to 35 kilos. Sorting is done on a vibrating sorting table. Winemaking, using whole bunches, is done keeping each plot in a separate vat for a period of 12 to 15 days before pressing.

• Wine from each plot is matured in separate vats for a period of 18 months on fine lees, with micro-oxygenation.

• Blending is done prior to bottling.



This is the only winegrowing sector that has not been given the name of a village. The most prestigious appellation of the Beaujolais region, it stretches across 2 villages: Romanèche-Thorins and Chénas.

The eponymous windmill has existed for 450 years. The activity of milling grain ended in 1850. The windmill is now listed as an Historical Monument.

The soil possesses an exceptional character found in the wines, particularly in Romanèche-Thorins: it is comprised of manganese, in the past a type of rock people called “glassmaker’s soap”, because it served to whiten glass used by pottery works.