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At Clos de Roilette, a terroir of mainly clay and manganese and vines of over 30 years account for the richness of this wine. It has deep fruit flavors, a subtle nutty character and finishes with zesty acidity. Ages gracefully while taking on the aromatic character of a Pinot Noir.
Found in the village of Fleurie, Clos de la Roilette covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years
The region of Beaujolais is the southernmost part of the Burgundy department, sitting to the west of the Saone River. While its reputation has been somewhat tarnished by the thin, insipid juice proffered by certain mass producers, it nonetheless produces some of the finest and most enjoyable light-bodied wine in the world. To the north of the region lay the 10 villages that have been granted "Cru" status for the extraordinary Gamay reds they produce each village's wines have clearly unique attributes, ranging from the very pretty and feminine to the intensely structured and earthy. Around these vineyards are the better "Villages" level parcels, which tend to share in the increased structure that northern Beaujolais sandy clay soil over granite provides. To the south, the land flattens out and the soil becomes much softer, producing vines of less concentration. It is this region where much of the for young consumption (if at all) only Beaujolais hail from.