BERNARD METRAT Fleurie, La Roilette Vieilles-Vignes 2019 Bottle/nc
Red Still Wine | France | Beaujolais | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
The Metrat family home and winery are to be found in the midst of the very highly regarded sector of Fleurie called “La Roilette”. La Roilette lies towards the bottom of the slope close to the border of Moulin a Vent and here the soil has a base of clay underneath the decomposed pink granite that is so typical of this area. This makes for wines that have a little more depth and structure than most other Fleuries. From the parcel’s oldest vines, this is invariably more concentrated than the standard (non-Vieilles Vignes) Roilette. Engagingly sweet berry fruit, violets and a hint of black pepper coat the mouth, whilst fine-grained tannins add structure. The sweet berry fruits make this perfect for white meat or duck, but if you're a veggie we'd heartily recommend a mushroom Wellington. "A good Fleurie is a wine of medium weight which has an ample flavour absolutely crammed full with this fruit and is overwhelmingly seductive. Some Fleuries can be delicious as early as the spring after the vintage. Others need keeping for another 6 months." Clive Coates MW.