Clos de la Roilette
The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers 9 hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Cru of ‘Fleurie’. Alain Coudert, often called “le Marquis” has been in charge of the estate since 1987. He succeeded his father, Fernand Coudert, who had bought the Clos du Fleurie 20 years before that.
The clos borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation and has an eastern exposure. The wines are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age at least 10 years depending on the vintage. The vivacity and intensity of flavour of Coudert’s wines show only too well that great Beaujolais has nothing to hide in comparison to the great wines of the Côte d’Or.
Fleurie Cuvée Tardive
Fleurie Cuvée ‘La Griffe du Marquis’
Domaine de la Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)
Domaine de la Grand’Cour was founded in 1969 by fourth generation vigneron Jean Dutraive. Located in Fleurie, the family estate counts 11,5 hectares of Gamay in the appellations of Fleurie and Brouilly.
In 1989 Jean’s son Jean-Louis took over the domaine giving it a new dynamic. Eventually transitioning to organic farming, Jean-Louis found himself spending the majority of his time in his vineyards gaining an understanding of the significance of organic viticulture.
Vinification practices at the domaine are consistent with slight adjustments depending on the vintage and cuvee. The grapes are macerated with the skin for 15-30 days and are fermented naturally with indigenous yeast. A combination of used Burgundy barrels, foudre, and stainless steel tanks are used during élevage. Minimal sulfur is used throughout the winemaking process and the wines are unfined and unfiltered.
The wines of Domaine de la Grand’Cour are filled with expressive aromatics, texture, depth and flavor. They are as vibrant and complex as anywhere else in Burgundy and unsurprisingly have become absolute cult wines!
Fleurie Clos de la Grand Cour
Fleurie La Chapelle des Bois
Fleurie La Tonne
Fleurie Pied de la Rue
Saint Amour Clos du Chapitre
Pierre’s family have been producing wine on their property in Côte de Brouilly since 1856 under the estate Domaine Sanvers et Cotton. In 2014, after acquiring vineyards from his family, Pierre began building towards his own domaine situated within his family’s property in Odenas.
He started with 1 hectare of vines in Côte de Brouilly, planted on Corne Verte soils, a blend of pink granite and diorite found nowhere else in the region, and 2 hectares of Brouilly. He later, purchased 1 hectare of Regnié and 1 hectare of Beaujolais. More recently, he has also started working on a small plot of Beaujolais Blanc on a unique vein of limestone near the domaine. Since his father has stepped down in 2017, Pierre has also been in charge of the whole family domaine.
Pierre’s father initiated the organic conversion back in 2011 and since 2015 the whole property is farmed organically with some biodynamic practices used. Yields are low and farming is meticulous.
In the cellar, Pierre works with indigenous yeast only and implements semi-carbonic maceration in concrete vats. All the wines are aged in neutral foudre or barrel for a period of 6 to 12 months. The wines are bottled unfiltered andwith minimal addition of sulfur.
“While the wines can be challenging to find, they are well worth seeking out.”
William Kelley – The Wine Advocate
Brouilly "100% Cotton"
Cote de Brouilly "100% Cotton"
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