Clos de la Roilette Fleurie "Griffe du Marquis" 2015
- Red Wine
Elegant fruits, cherry, vanilla with some pepper. and very subtle oak, very well structured with balanced tannins and a deliciously long finish.
The Coudert family acquired Fleurie's famous Clos de la Roilette—which neighbors Moulin-A-Vent and formerly traded under that name—in 1967, and Alain has been at the helm since 1991. The soils here are rich in clay and Manganese, and that, combined with a classical approach to maceration, results in muscular, structured wines that age very well. Vinfied largely with whole clusters and the traditional submerged cap, these are typically deeply colored wines with plenty of fruit and tannin.