91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Exuberant aromas of raspberries, strawberries and licorice introduce the 2019 Beaujolais-Villages La Sambinerie, a medium to full-bodied, lively and nicely concentrated wine with a pretty core of vibrant fruit framed by powdery tannins. As readers will remember, this cuvée hails from vines behind Rottiers' house that touch the Moulin-à-Vent appellation boundary.
Our old vineyard of Beaujolais Villages is situated just behind the estate. It is a granitic terroir really next to the Moulin a Vent appellation. The vinification is short, between 7 and 9 days of semi-carbonic maceration in concrete tanks. Aging in wooden vats and barrels during 4 to 6 months get the tanins smoother. This Beauolais Villages is fruity and spicy, typical of our local terroir.