Grapes for this village appellation are harvested within a delimitated area (836 hectares) in the village of Fleurie. The hillside of La Madone is considered as the best terroir of the appellation beacause of its exceptionnal expure to the sun and its soil.
Set against a chain of hills, with south-eastern and north-western exposure, the vineyards of Fleurie are cultivated at an altitude of between 220 and 430 m. The soil is composed of very poor granitic sand around the Chapel of the Black Virgin. Toward the east, the soil becomes deeper and shows traces of clay.
Semi-carbonic maceration and vinification take place in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at 30°C. The wine is allowed to rest for 3 to 6 months in the tank.
COLOUR : Intense carmine red.
NOSE : Floral and fruity aromas of iris, violet, rose, red fruits, and red-fleshed peaches (pêche de vigne).
PALATE : Finesse and balance. Fleshy and silky. Pureness, extreme elegance.
Enjoy with white meats, poultry, leg of lamb and andouillette à la beaujolaise.
5 to 10 years