The best known of the Crus of the Beaujolais and perhaps the most charming.
The Clos de la Roilette is named after a 19th century racehorse who was apparently something of a legend.
The vineyard is situated on the Moulin a Vent side of Fleurie so the depth of flavour is certainly greater than would be expected.
Good colour with an open red fruit nose and hints of spice and cigar box (a tell-tale sign of Moulin a Vent!)
On the palate it is open, ripe, superbly balanced with notes of cherries and raspberries, great structure and a full and lasting finish.
Fantastic wine that will certainly live for another 6 to 8 years in bottle.
Food Match: Stews, soft cheeses and poultry.