Barbet Domaine Des Billards

Situated at the mid-point of the sloping vineyards of Saint Amour, the Domaine des Billards belongs to the Barbet and Teissier families. This domaine has a long and storied history: an ancient parchment order book still in the family's possession shows a number of prestigious customers in Paris in the 18th Century, among them a sale , in 1774, of 10 barrels to Marquis Turgot, Louis XVI's Finance Minister. Today, they produce around 6,000 cases annually from their 5.26 hectares.

The soil is composed of sandstone pebbles underlying granite outcroppings at a depth of 50cm to 1 meter and beneath that, layers of clay. Farming is very traditional and natural, with no use of herbicides. The soil is regularly ploughed to develop the biodiversity: the Domaine des Billards is today a paradise for worms and beetles!

The traditional winemaking process lasts between 12 to 15 days and the use of a weighted grill to keep the "crust" submerged in the fermenting juices leads to a more effective extraction of tannins.

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Grand Moulin (Barbet) Beaujolais VV 2015
Known locally as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is actually atypical of the Beaujolais Crus; its style is the antithesis of what most people think of when they think of Beaujolais wines, and when fully mature (often at 10 years old or more) it
Item Number: 30289
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Barbet Domaine des Billards Saint Amour 2015 1.5L
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Brilliant violet. Ripe and expansive on the fragrant nose, displaying an array of dark berry and floral aromas sharpened by peppery spice and mineral flourishes. Densely packed yet lively, offering sappy black raspberry, bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors that are lifted by

Barbet Domaine des Billards Saint Amour 2015
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Brilliant violet. Ripe and expansive on the fragrant nose, displaying an array of dark berry and floral aromas sharpened by peppery spice and mineral flourishes. Densely packed yet lively, offering sappy black raspberry, bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors that are lifted by

Grand Moulin (Barbet) Beaujolais 2013
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View from the Cellar 91+ "The 2013 Moulin-à-Vent from Xavier et Nicolas Barbet is a lovely example of this very classic, low fat vintage, wafting from the glass in a fine aromatic constellation of sweet dark berries, a touch of currant leaf, espresso, complex, dark soil tones, pepper and a topnote