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Surface: 840 hectares
Production in 2014: 41 183 hectolitres / approx. 5 491 000 bottles
Soils: A terroir with an archetypal granitic soil, with over 90% of pink granite, with here and there variations in evolution and depth with the formation of clay strata. The landscape is also characterised by its very steep, sometimes dramatic inclines.
Attributes: Elegance and voluptuousness
Aspect: Carmine red
Nose: Iris, violet, rose, red fruits and vine peaches
Palate: Elegant, refined
Characteristics: This appellation has the geographical particularity of sloping down from a ridge made up of a series of peaks: the fût d’Avenas, the Col
de Durbize, the Col des Labourons, and the Pic Raymont. The mount of La Madone towers over the appellation offering a fabulous panorama over all the vineyards. It is situated entirely in the commune of Fleurie which owes its name to a Roman legionary.
Surface : 424 hectares
Production in 2014: 20 648 hectolitres / approx. 2 753 000 bottles
Soils : One of the most granitic crus with slopes of varying inclines, allowing the emergence of soils at different stages of evolution. Several of the hilltops are topped with ancient stone formations, whilst at depth it is clay which dominates.
Attributes : Suppleness and fruit
Aspect : Cherry or ruby red
Nose : Raspberry, redcurrant, plum, blackberry, blackcurrant with spicy and mineral notes
Palate : Red fruits, freshness, fine tannins and good structure
Characteristics : The village of Régnié is famous for its church which has the particularity of possessing two spires (built in 1867 from the architectural plans
of Pierre Bossan who went on to design the Basilisk Notre-Dame de Fourvière). The vines are planted on hillsides at an average of 350 metres altitude oriented south east. The grapes ripen early here, creating aromatic, diaphanous and gourmand wines rich in mineral elements.
Surface: 302 hectares
Production in 2014: 15 438 hectolitres / approx. 2 million bottles
Soils: The soils are of an enormous diversity, including not only ancient alluvial clay and flinty clay but also granite, slate and even limestone rock. The altitude is between 240 and 320 metres with moderate inclines.
Attributes: Vivacity, refinement and balance, capturing all the fruit characters of Gamay
Aspect : Clear ruby red
Nose: Kirsch, spices, peony, iris, raspberry, violet
Palate: Lively with good balance; fruity and floral
Characteristics: AOC Saint-Amour is situated in the commune of the same name in the department of Saone-et-Loire. Its heterogeneous soils of granite, slate and
clay give rise to two types of wine – light and gourmand with aromas of iris and violet, and often raspberry, but also powerful and complex with aromas of kirsch and spice.
The Beaujolais appellation has officially existed since 1937! Since its creation it has mainly been known both in France and abroad for its young or primeur wines. Wines stamped AOC Beaujolais are rich in flavours, always ready to surprise you and are often the subject of passionate and heated debate.
It's high time to shed light on the mystery surrounding this appellation, as well as challenging preconceptions about this emblematic French wine. Here is everything you always wanted to know about Beaujolais but didn’t dare ask!
The most feminine of the Beaujolais wines are without a doubt the Fleurie wines. They are grown in very green surroundings in 13 wonderful locations, producing wines with a beautiful crimson robe.