is the third Beaujolais Cru in order of size, covering a surface area of 800 hectares. The decree recognising the Fleurie appellation dates from 11 September,1936.
The Fleurie appellation covers a planted area of about 870 hectares with an annual production of around 45,000 hectolitres.The grape variety used exclusively is the Gamay Noir à jus blanc (black Gamay with white juice) producing solely red wine. The wine of Fleurie comes exclusively from vines growing in a granitic subsoil, giving it finesse and charm.
The Cru has 13 different “climats” listed by the INAO, whose terroirs all produce a wine with a very distinctive character. Running from the north to the south of the Fleurie appellation, these are as follows: Les Labourons, Poncié, Les Moriers, La Roilette, Les Garants, Montgenas, La Chapelle des Bois, La Cote, Le Bon Cru and Champagne. Fleurie has an attractive velvety character and elegance with floral and fruity aromas of irises, violets, faded roses, peaches or even blackcurrants and red fruit. With its gorgeous crimson hue, it is often considered the most feminine of the Beaujolais Crus. Perhaps this is due to the La Madone de Fleurie perched atop its hill watching over the vineyards. This femininity is particularly reflected in the wines from Domaine de La Motte, Domaine Chignard, Domaine de la Madone, Domaine du Vissoux and the wines produced under the aegis of Maison Coquard.
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