There is proof that vines have been cultivated in Fleurie since 987. Fleurie has been recognized as an AOC since it was granted its appellation by the INAO on 11 September 1936.
This wine takes its name from the village in which it is produced. Legend has it that Fleurie was named after a Roman soldier, Florus, though there are neither architectural nor written traces of the village having been occupied during Roman times.
Fleurie is often considered to be the most feminine of the Beaujolais Crus. Perhaps this is because of the Madonna of Fleurie who, perched at the top of its hill, protectively overlooks the surrounding countryside and vineyards.
Fleurie’s pink granite-based terroir gives the wine its intense carmine red colour, along with fruity and floral aromas of iris, violet and rose. The granite features large crystals and typical pinkish-red colour. In some plots there are numerous layers of micro-granite, but, more importantly, other dark or golden mica-rich lamprophyres.
The vineyard’s lowest point is at an altitude of 210m, though the vines grow as high up the slope as 510m. The average altitude is rather high and the slopes are moderate to very steep in most of the appellation, making it one of the Crus with the steepest slopes.
Vine and soil
Age of the vines: 50 years
Yield: 52 hl / ha
The vines are goblet pruned and cultivated with respect for the environment.
Food and wine pairing
Be daring when pairing this wine with food. It is the perfect accompaniment for fine food as well as traditional regional dishes.
Enjoy this wine slightly below room temperature, between 15 and 18°C. (59-64°F.).
Try carafing this Fleurie to discover all of its richness!
Fleurie benefits from spending a few years in the cellar without any problem, and up to 8 or 10 if the correct temperature and humidity levels are respected.