Clos de la Roilette Fleurie 2006

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Price: $21.99 $19.99
Save $2.00 (9%)
Item No. 95168
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

Rich and full, this Fleurie is a shining example of how good Beaujolais can be! It ages gracefully and takes on the aromatic character of Pinot Noir.

Coudert's Fleurie, often better known as "that delicious wine with the Horse on the label", comes from the Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie The vineyard has an eastern exposure that borders the Moulin-à-Vent and is situated on one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. Father-son winemaking team, Fernand and Alain Coudert, say their particular terroir (mainly clay and manganese), and the age of their vines (25 to 33 years-old) account for the richness of their Fleurie.

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Wow - what a wine for the price! Crushed raspberries, minerals, bright cherry; this has a lot going on. Complex, layered, and delicious - one of my top values from France year in and year out.
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Learn About Clos de la Roilette

In the 1920s, when the Fleurie appellation was first created, the former landowner was infuriated with losing the Moulin-à-Vent appellation under which he had previously been classified. He created a label, using a photograph of his horse Roilette, and used the name Clos de la Roilette, without mentioning Fleurie. The current label does mention the name of the appellation, but only...

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Learn About Beaujolais

(boe-show-lay) Upon hearing Beaujolais, many think of the large celebration for wine that comes out the 3rd week of November, that year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. But the region of Beaujolais, situated at the bottom of the Burgundy AC, is more than just the nouveau. Some Beaujolais wines can be kept (gasp!) for up to 10 years! Those are usually the Cru Beaujolais and are...

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Learn About Gamay

Gamay (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of Burgundy in the 14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay can also be...

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