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Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Beaujolais 2022
Varietal: Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Beaujolais 2022 is a red wine crafted predominantly from the Gamay grape variety. Gamay is the primary grape used in Beaujolais wines and is renowned for its bright fruit flavors, refreshing acidity, and moderate tannins. This varietal is well-suited to the Beaujolais region's terroir, creating wines that are approachable and lively.
Terroir: The grapes for this Beaujolais come from the Fleurie appellation, known for its distinctive terroir within the Beaujolais region. Fleurie is often referred to as the "Queen of Beaujolais," and its granitic soils contribute to the elegance and finesse of the wines. The specific terroir of Fleurie imparts unique characteristics to the Gamay grapes, resulting in wines that are floral, aromatic, and expressive.
Winemaking: Clos de la Roilette is known for its traditional winemaking methods that emphasize minimal intervention. The winemaker's approach may involve whole-cluster fermentation, a technique where the entire grape cluster is fermented without destemming. This can enhance the aromatic complexity of the wine. The emphasis on traditional practices and respect for the grape's natural expression is a hallmark of the winemaking philosophy at Clos de la Roilette.
Taste: Expect a vibrant and fruit-forward tasting experience with Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Beaujolais 2022. Gamay wines from Fleurie often exhibit red berry flavors such as cherry and raspberry, accompanied by floral notes and a characteristic minerality. The light to medium body, coupled with refreshing acidity, makes this Beaujolais a versatile and enjoyable wine that can be served slightly chilled.
Estate/History: Clos de la Roilette has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century when the estate was established. Today, it is known for producing some of the finest Fleurie wines in Beaujolais. The estate's commitment to traditional winemaking methods and a deep understanding of the Fleurie terroir has contributed to its reputation. Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Beaujolais 2022 reflects not only the estate's history but also its ongoing dedication to crafting wines that showcase the unique qualities of the Fleurie appellation.