2022 Clos De La Roilette, Fleurie 'Cuvee Christie', Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. "Cuvée Christie" is an exception among Roilette estate wines in a few ways. It is the newest bottling, the first vintage having been in 1999. The vines are "young" for Roilette, mainly in the 30-40-year range. They are not part of the original Clos de la Roilette vineyard and thus, more crucially, have more typical Fleurie soils vs. the Roilette's, with more granite than clay or manganese.
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