Charlet Vire Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2011

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Wine: "Small estate on Clesse (4 hectares). Soil is clay chalk (large flat chalk stone) and produce very typical char...

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Intense and oper fumed with herb stem, thistle, beet root aromas layered over a base of roasted raspberry fruit. Bright, crisp and rather transpare... Read more

Rather floral on the nose with an edge of caramel/black licorice candy framing the core of juniper tinged wild black and red fruits all laid over ... Read more

This is rather tight on the nose with green apple peels, a touch of fennel, hints of orange rind and a lovely chalky, floral note. On entry, this s... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Charlet Vire Clesse Vieilles Vignes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,213
3.50 5
10/21/2013

Intense and oper fumed with herb stem, thistle, beet root aromas layered over a base of roasted raspberry fruit. Bright, crisp and rather transparent in the mouth this shows off some almost black raspberry fruit framed with softly toasty notes and a gentle earthiness. lue fruit aromas emerge on the backend along with some beet root notes all leading to a fresh, clean and simple finish with lovely raspberry notes. Really lovely already. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,213
4.00 5
10/21/2013

Rather floral on the nose with an edge of caramel/black licorice candy framing the core of juniper tinged wild black and red fruits all laid over a bit or dark moist earth. legnat on entry, this has lovely ripe fruit, blackberry tinged aromatic in the mouth along with subtle african violet, licorice and earthy tones. Lively acidity brighten the palate and the tannins, slightly raw and stemmy add a zesty underlay to the fruit. Finishing very cleanly and fresh with real energy and emerging elegance this is drinking perfectly today. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,213
0.00 5
07/20/2012

This is rather tight on the nose with green apple peels, a touch of fennel, hints of orange rind and a lovely chalky, floral note. On entry, this shows some of that orange peel flavor along with a nice, chalky edge. This then narrows down and shows impressive focus on the palate, delivering pure apple flavors with a subtle return of light orange Creamsicle notes. There’s a nice texture to this, laid back but not relaxed with plenty of just ripe fruit. There is real follow through on the moderately long finish, which shows of a touch of minerality under nice, persistent apple peel notes. Elegantly balanced. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,213
3.00 5
10/21/2013

Spicy and floral on the nose with plenty of herbal accents to the soft strawberry fruit. very broad and wide open in the mouth with raspberries and strawberries. Fruity and simple but fresh and with enough structure to remain firm in the mouth though this is a touch creamy at times. 85pts


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Snooth User: duncan 906
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2.50 5
08/16/2013

I bought this bottle of wine from my local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5.Brouilly is the largest and most southerly of the 'Cru Beaujolais' AOC's and is named after a hill [extinct granite volcano] called Mount Brouilly around which the grapes are grown.Another Cru Beaujolais,the Cotes de Brouilly,is an AOC where the grapes are grown on the actual slopes of this hill.This is about 15 miles south-west of the town of Macon.Like all Beaujolais Brouilly and Cotes de Brouilly are made from the Gamay grape but unlike the rest of Beaujolais up to 15% of other grapes are allowed although few producers do this.Gamay is a cross between Pinot Noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans from Central Europe.Georges Duboeuf [ www.duboeuf.com ]founded his negociant business in 1964 which he still runs today and it now produces 2.5 million cases of wine a year He is very well known and sometimes called the King of Beaujolais.I started my bottle the other evening with my dinner of roast chicken.There is a blackberry or cherry like fruit there but the tannins are fairly strong.Perhaps it would improve with more bottle age.Overall I would say this is an OK bottle of wine but not one to write home about and not one I would buy again.I have had better Beajolais than this.The Eric Morin Chiroubles and Morgon as well as the Herve Varenne Morgon are better wines


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine: "Small estate on Clesse (4 hectares). Soil is clay chalk (large flat chalk stone) and produce very typical chardonnay: round, powerful, mineral, and fruity. Vines are around 55 years old, regularly ploughed. Harvest is manual. Organic farming adds a bit tension to the wine, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. The owner of the vineyards was selling to the cave coop of Clesse and decided to quite it as he wanted to be organic farming and there was no traceability here. So he asked Charlet to vinify as we are certified to vinify organic grapes. The vines are worked very well so there is a strong organic life in the soil." - Importer Winery: "The Charlet wines are made by the Barbet family's Cru-level Beaujolais. The Charlet's and Barbet's are related through marriage and the Charlet's were the original owners of Domaine des Billards in Saint Amour. The Barbet's purchase fruit from families they have known for generations. The land is farmed sustainably and the wines are made at the Barbet's winery in Beaujolais." -Importer

Wine: "Small estate on Clesse (4 hectares). Soil is clay chalk (large flat chalk stone) and produce very typical chardonnay: round, powerful, mineral, and fruity. Vines are around 55 years old, regularly ploughed. Harvest is manual. Organic farming adds a bit tension to the wine, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. The owner of the vineyards was selling to the cave coop of Clesse and decided to quite it as he wanted to be organic farming and there was no traceability here. So he asked Charlet to vinify as we are certified to vinify organic grapes. The vines are worked very well so there is a strong organic life in the soil." - Importer Winery: "The Charlet wines are made by the Barbet family's Cru-level Beaujolais. The Charlet's and Barbet's are related through marriage and the Charlet's were the original owners of Domaine des Billards in Saint Amour. The Barbet's purchase fruit from families they have known for generations. The land is farmed sustainably and the wines are made at the Barbet's winery in Beaujolais." -Importer

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Sugar: 1.00 g/l grams per liter

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