Bernard Metrat et Fils Fleurie ‘La Roilette’ Beaujolais 2020
From vines planted after 1945 this cuvee consists of the ‘younger vines’ mostly 40-60 years old planted in the heart of this outstanding lieu-dit La Roilette. This is also vinified in large cement vats with very gentle vinification of gently submerging the cap of the ferments giving very fine tannins.
The Estate is certified Terra Vitis, the main certifying body for "sustainable control": an approach that favors science and natural approaches rather than the use of synthetic chemicals.
‘La Roilette cru sits on very deep black granite. Historically, La Roilette used to be part of Moulin-à-Vent, which borders it to the east. In 1920, when Fleurie was demarcated, La Roilette ended up in Fleurie. This wine comes from vines planted in the 1920s and 1930s, and it has amazing density and precision.’ Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com.
The extraction of tannins is gentle and although these wines are generally drunk young these wines from the Metrat family can confidently be enjoyed over 5 or 10 years if you can manage to keep your hands off them!
"This domaine is superbly successful: the wines are generously perfumed, ample and expressive of their terroirs. The vieilles vignes of La Roilette has surpassed itself but the revelation comes from the superbly successful Chiroubles: it has been a long time since we have tasted one that is this complete. Their purchase is strongly recommended.” Classement 2008
The Finer Details
Variety - Gamay
Country - France
Region - Beaujolais
Sub Region - Fleurie
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml