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Fleurie Clos de la Roilette 2019, Domaine Coudert – magnum

£48.00

Region: Beaujolais

Grape/s: Gamay

Vintage: 2019

Production: Lutte raisonnée

Note:

Alain Coudert is considered one of the finest producers in the Beaujolais. 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 Crus. The soils here are atypically rich in clay (25% as opposed to the rest of the appellation which is all granite) and manganese. This clay is only found in a 50 hectare radius, and the result is a more structured wine, somewhere between a “typical” Fleurie (floral and elegant) and a Moulin-à-Vent (structured and muscular). Alain vinifies in a more Fleurie style, because he is looking for freshness and fruit. The resulting wines are richly coloured, perfumed and intense; powerful and velvety with zesty acidity. With bottle age they would not be out of place alongside bottles from the Côte de Nuits.

“Fleurie Clos de la Roilette 2019: Bottled only a week before I tasted it, Alain Coudert’s 2019 Fleurie from the Clos de la Roilette is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of rose petals, red cherries, raspberries, spices and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, deep and velvety, it’s elegant and fine-boned, with lively acids, refined structuring tannins and a long, perfumed finish. Readers who gravitate toward classical styles of Beaujolais will prefer the 2019 to the richer, more gourmand 2018, but both are lovely vintages for this reference-point address.” 94 pts

William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

 

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