Within the famous and celebrated soils of Burgundy, there is an outcrop of granite which creates a noticeably different soil profile – measurably more acidic than the alkaline limestone dominated soils across the rest of Burgundy. This unique granite-based soil is not particularly well-suited to growing Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, but it is perfectly adapted to the demands of another red grape – Gamay Noir. It is this unique soil character which defines the boundaries of the Beaujolais AOC, home to a collection of 10 sub-appellations, or terroirs, called Crus. Fleurie is one of these Crus. Established in 1927, Cave de Fleurie is a local cooperative winery, where many growers within the Fleurie sub-appellation come together to process their grapes in to wine. The wines of Fleurie are amongst the most popular and widely exported of the 10 Crus of Beaujolais, and are recognized for their light and delicate nature, showcasing markedly floral tones in the best wines. Well-made Fleurie is the ultimate “picnic” wine – a perfect match for charcuterie, cheeses and finer “al fresco” fare.
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