2021 Domaine Coudert (Clos De La Roilette) Fleurie "Cuvee Christie"Gamay from France
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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" ...
- 91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
This elegant 2021 Cuvée Christie comes from the Fleurie Cru in Beaujolais. Finely balanced and brimming with vibrant red fruit, floral and spice character, plus a taut core of minerality, it’s irresistible now and has the depth to age. Moreover, it is consistently among the Cru’s best values. (JR)
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. Because these two parcels are outside the Clos, the label is different as well, featuring the Coudert family name instead of "Clos de la Roilette". The wine's name originally was "Christal", a playful combination of Alain Coudert's kids' names (Alexis + Christie); it changed to today's "Cuvéee Christie" after a well-known Champagne house sued over the use of "Christal". Winery