En vidéo : AOC Fleurie


Hello everyone! Today’s Beaujolais Moment is on the magnificent hillsides of Fleurie, one of the 10 Beaujolais crus.

It’s a wonderful view from here, don’t you think? I’m just next to the Madone Chapel, in the centre of the municipality of Fleurie. Chapels like this were built in the region to encourage the Virgin Mary to protect the vines against disease. It seems to work!

We’re at over 400 metres above sea level. To put it another way, vines and wine growers here certainly aren’t scared of heights. The vineyards extend across a series of hillocks backing on to ridges with sometimes very steep slopes. For instance, on the south side of this hill, people work on slopes with gradients of up to 50%!

Fleurie wines are reds, like all Beaujolais crus. It’s a fine, elegant wine, just like the hillsides. It goes really well with Easter Lamb. It’s my favourite wine for drinks with the girls.

Would you like to try it? Pay a little visit to the Cave de Fleurie. It was the first ever cooperative winery in the Beaujolais. It was created in 1927 by the women in the village. So when people say that Fleurie is the most feminine of the Beaujolais wines, they’re quite right!


Read on Beaujolais.com : the article about the AOC Fleurie

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