Clos de la Roilette, Fleurie Cuvée Christie

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Being on the border of the Moulin-à-Vent cru, the core of Roilette’s Fleurie terroir is atypical of most of Fleurie, rich in clay and manganese; that said, there are two estate parcels (named Champagne and Deduets) composed of the more expected all-granite soils. These 30-to-40-year-old vines are the source of the Cuvée Christie bottling, which vigneron Alain Coudert initiated in the 1999 vintage. It is the most delicate and pretty of the Roilette line-up, its more moderate tannins, light body and shorter maceration rendering it ready to enjoy sooner than the rest of them. Organic