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Clos de la Roilette Fleurie

$32.00

4 in stock

Vintage: 2022
Region: Fleurie, Beaujolais, France
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 100% Gamay

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie is just delightful, showing charming, pure raspberry fruit with aromas that are delicate and floral but lush and deep at the same time. The full-bodied palate is beautifully textured and balanced by bright acidity with earth and mineral flavors beneath the lovely dense fruit.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Currant, Raspberry

BODY

Full-bodied

ALCOHOL

13-14%

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Louis/Dressner Selections

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Clos de la Roilette Fleurie

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie is a crowd-pleasing Gamay that we enjoy vintage after vintage. The 2022 is just delightful, showing charming, pure raspberry fruit with aromas that are delicate and floral but lush and deep at the same time. The full-bodied palate is beautifully textured and balanced by bright acidity with earth and mineral flavors beneath the lovely dense fruit. Whole-cluster, semi-carbonic maceration in concrete for 14 days. Eight months of élevage in foudre. One gram of S02 is added per hectoliter after malolactic fermentation. If deemed necessary, another gram is added at bottling.

About Clos de la Roilette

The Clos de la Roilette, a lieu-dit in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais cru system. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-a-Vent cru, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage.

In the 1920s, when the Fleurie cru was first created, the former landowner was infuriated with losing the Moulin-a-Vent cru under which the clos had previously been classified. He created a label, using a photograph of his racehorse Roilette, and used the name Clos de la Roilette without mentioning Fleurie. The owner vowed not to sell a drop of his wine on the French market and the production went to Switzerland, Germany, and England.

By the mid-1960s, the owner’s heirs had lost interest in the clos and a large portion of the land had gone wild and untended. In 1967, Fernand Coudert bought this poorly maintained winery and replanted the vineyards. His son Alain joined him in 1984 and has been the winemaker since.

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