Domaine Clusel-Roch

Coteaux du Lyonnais Traboules

2021
Coteaux du Lyonnais
France
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Varietal
Gamay
$26
Flavors & Quality
Sour Cherry Sour Cherry
Lavender Lavender
Spice Box Spice Box
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12.5%
GRAPE(S)
Gamay
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Why this wine made the cut…
High pitched, yet rooted in depth and complexity.
Verenay, Northern Rhône
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Gamay
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Gamay is a very old Burgundian variety often overshadowed by Pinot Noir. In the past, Gamay wines were often simple light and fruity wines, but old vine Gamay, especially Cru wines in Beaujolais have the potential to make very serious age-worthy wines with complex red and dark fruit, spice, and floral components at reasonable prices, especially for the serious complexity found in these wines.
Country / State
France
Region
Coteaux du Lyonnais
Producer
Domaine Clusel-Roch
Winemaker(s)
Guillaume Clusel
Vintage
2021

Domaine Clusel-Roch

Verenay, Northern Rhône


Clusel Roch makes its home in Verenay on the cliff-like granite hillsides of Cote Rotie. Making wine on these steep slopes is not for the meek, as the slopes require everything to be done by hand.  


Clusel-Roch was founded in 1935 and now this tiny 3.5 hectare domaine is run by Gilbert Clusel, his wife Brigit, and their son, Guillaume. The Syrah grapes planted are low yielding and result in intense fruit, then wine that is distinctly of the terroir

The Clusel family were early pioneers in organic farming, converting fully in 1990. Everything in this vineyard is the result of incredible care, hard work, and respect for the terroir, and it shows.