Richard created his vineyard in 2007 by taking over the management of 5 hectares of vines aged from 40 to 80 years and decided to experiment with innovative methods, all focus on the environment.
Since 2012, Richard Rottiers uses full organic methods, making wines that truly demonstrate the terroir of “Moulin à Vent”, an area often referred to as the King of the Beaujolais villages (with Fleurie as the Queen).
Before settling in Moulin, Richard had spent time learning his trade in the Chablis, Gaillac, Luberon and Brouilly, as well as South Africa and New Zealand.
"The 2019 Brouilly offers up pretty aromas of raspberries, orange rind and rose petals, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and elegantly fleshy palate that's bright and lively, with fine depth at the core and a long, energetic finish. Once again, this cuvée has turned out very nicely.
One of the region's most dedicated organic farmers, Richard Rottiers suffered in the 2016 and 2017 vintages that saw Moulin-à-Vent ravaged by hail. But 2018 represented a return to some sort of normality, and he has produced a fine set of wines; a feat he's replicated with a portfolio of 2019s that are if anything livelier and finer-boned than their predecessors. Semi-carbonic maceration is followed by élevage in foudre and barrel, depending on the cuvée. Everything reviewed here comes warmly recommended." 92pts, Wine Advocate