Bernard Metrat et Fils Fleurie ‘La Roilette’ Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais 2019 1.5L MAGNUM
From vines planted 1924 and 1936. La Roilette is regarded as one of the best sites in Fleurie, and this old vines cuvee (60-90+ years old vines) is produced from a patch of vines planted in pink granite-clay soil located beside the winery in the northern part of the appellation beside Moulin-a-Vent. 15% of this cuvee is vinified in barrel (none new) giving extra dimension to its freshness and perfume, will also age for 10+ years. This is Gamay at its finest and beautifully perfumed best.
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 - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 1500ml