Beaujolais-Villages "La Roche", Michel Tête
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Beaujolais-Villages "La Roche", Michel Tête - 2020

Item # 42517 750mL
$17.96/ Single Bottle
$215.52 $193.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Made from 50 year old Gamay vines from Les Côtes de la Roche just west of Juliénas. The soils are full of crushed granite. The wine was vinified with partial carbonic vinification in large upright wooden barrels. Aged in tank before bottling.

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Staff Pick Notes

The night I decided to bring this wine home I had fatigue from tasting different wines from different locales. I ended up returning to a region that has always been there for me. Domaine du Clos du Fief Beaujolais-Villages is a wine with a comforting nature. Ripe, fresh strawberries, raspberry cordial, tropical fruits, fresh violets, and roses balance notes of freshly-turned potting soil and wet rock. Vivid freshness and firm, approachable tannins leave this wine ready to be drunk young or, incredibly for a Villages level, prepared to lay down for a few years. This bottling shows versatility when paired with food.


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