FLEURIE

2022 Cuvée Tardive Clos de La Roilette

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Grapes Gamay
Colour Red
Origin France, Beaujolais
Sub-district Beaujolais Villages
Village Fleurie
ABV 14%

A richer deep purple for the Cuvée tardive compared to the regular bottling. The bouquet is more backward. Tight but with such a wealth of fruit. The classic white pepper crunch helps to balance the ripeness of the fruit. Drinking range: 2026 - 2032 Rating: ***** Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Apr 2023)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.

Clos de La Roilette

From a famous little corner of Fleurie, but ironically the word 'Fleurie' does not dominate their iconic yellow labels, this is because the domaine was created before the Fleurie Appellation existed and the label still retains the original, classic design! In fact up until 1926 the vineyard owners felt they were in Moulin a Vent and were a little disappointed to be put in to the 'new-fangled' Fleurie appellation, The soils here are an unusual mix of manganese and clay, this gives wines with more structure and power than most Fleuries. This wine is named after a favourite racehorse 'La Roilette' owned by a previous owner of the farm in the early 1900s. This is why the unchanged label from the 1920s carries the silhouette of a horse's head. The Couderts own the largest part of this old estate, and pick from old vines at maximum maturity to make fully coloured wines with great juicy richness. They are without doubt one of the finest domaines in the Beaujolais.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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