2017 Chateau De Fleurie FleurieGamay from France
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"Lush and aromatically beguiling with plenty of plump red fruit, this Fleurie from the historic Château de Fleurie delivers uncomplicated pleasure at a price far lower than it ...
"Lush and aromatically beguiling with plenty of plump red fruit, this Fleurie from the historic Château de Fleurie delivers uncomplicated pleasure at a price far lower than it should reasonably be expected to go for." - Lettie Teague, Wall St Journal
"Built in the 18th century, the Château de Fleurie dominates a beautiful vineyard situated in the heart of the village itself, with views of Mont Blanc in the east. The current owners- the Boisen and the Barbet families- are direct descendants of the original owner. The property covers 4.5 hectares stretching over the best sites in Fleurie- les Grands Fers, la Madone and le Point du Jour- on the middle slopes facing southeast. The soil is of a very pure granite, ideal for a good drainage, with a pink color called “le gore”. Farming is very traditional and free of pesticides and herbicides. The winemaking process is traditional "Burgundian" method with extended fermentation of 12-15 days, in vats covered by a weighted grill, to extract color and flavor. Under the winery a vaulted cellar holds an impressive store of old, traditional large oak barrels which are still in use. Fleurie is locally known as the "Queen of the Beaujolais" for its elegant style of Gamay." - Importer