Wine under $20: Clos de la Roilette 2014

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Who doesn’t love a good wine under $20? I have a doozy here for you this Friday: Clos de la Roilette, Fleurie, 2014 (find this wine).

I’ve been a fan of the producer for a while. We recently uncorked a 2009 “cuvée tardive,” a barrel-aged selection from their old vines sprinkled in the manganese and clay soils of Fleurie. It was drinking superbly. A few weeks later, with that 09 still on my mind, I stumbled on the current release (2014) of the “regular” cuvée, which is aged in large foudres after a semi-carbonic maceration. We popped it and it was a joyous addition to the last weekend of summer (yes, a couple of weekends ago). With ebullient dark fruits and enlivening acidity, the wine gives the highest distinction to “gulpable” Beaujolais. A steal at $17.99.

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3 Responses to “Wine under $20: Clos de la Roilette 2014”


  1. Over on Facebook, a reader comments that he always buys the “cuvée tardive” bottling from Clos de la Roilette in magnum.

    Dr. Vino approves of this strategy! Especially for bringing to your Thanksgiving hosts!


  2. I will look out for this wine and buy it if I can find it.


  3. Nice Post. I am always fond of liquors under $20 for making my weekend party. And I got this range from my near by store.


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