Fleurie wine appellation in the Beaujolais region of France

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Fleurie wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Fleurie is a leading wine appellation in the Beaujolais region of France which produces floral red wines from the Gamay grape in the characteristic granitic soils.
There are three levels of Beaujolais wines. The first level is labelled Beaujolais, the second is labelled Beaujolais Villages (where the grapes are grown in specified communes) and the third level is the ten 'crus' where the finest wines are made (Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Côte de Brouilly and Régnié).
The wines here are forged from the granitic soils to produce what the French call a 'feminine wine'. We think of it as an elegant, restrained wine similar to those to the north at Chambolle-Musigny where restraint and elegance win out over muscular, tannic wines.

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