Gamay Beaujolais France France
Fleurie is such a pretty name, evocative of florals, delicate perfumes and understated elegance, just perfect for such a gracefully fragrant wine. Georges Duboeuf is the king of Beaujolais and retains the pick of crop from best grower vineyards throughout the ten communes of Beaujolais. The wines of Fleurie make a medium bodied Beaujolais, they are characterized by their virile cherry blossom redolence and light velvety tannins, the perfect aperitif wine, Fleurie will drink beautifully alongside good bourgeoise faire.
Georges Duboeuf is a legend of a man and a true winemakers merchant. He grew up among the vines and crushed his first grapes at the age of six. A native of the Pouilly Fuisse appellation, he first became involved with the the fresh young wines of Beaujolais as a contract bottler. His reputation as a gourmande and close association with the great chefs of Burgundy, put Georges Duboeuf on the winelists of fine restaurants throughout all France. Fleurie is a tiny three square miles of pink granite soils in the north of Beaujolais. Whole Gamay grapes are vinified at 30°C to the semi carbonic process, Georges Duboeuf Fleurie is then treated to an unwooded maturation for several months before bottling.
Deep crimson colour. Cherries, violets and rose petal nose, stonefruit notes and frais de bois. Structured palate showing a concentration of cherry fruit flavours and fragrant red berry characters, delicate tannins and silky textures in support. An elegant and aromatic wine to match with the freshest, lightly cooked cuisine.