Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Fleurie from Clos de la Roilette.
Alain Coudert. Photo by Alex Finberg.


The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage.


This interview with Alain Coudert took place at L'Herbe Rouge in February 2012.


This visit at Clos de la Roilette took place in June, 2012.

Words and photos by Jules Dressner.


A.O.C Fleurie
Soil: manganese granite and clay
Grape: Gamay
Age of Vines: 30-40 years old
Vinification: Semi-carbonic maceration with submerged hat, temperature control and native yeasts, then aged in large oak foudres.


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