Fleurie - Les Moriers - Domaine Chignard - Organic - Beaujolais - France - 2018
The Somerset Wine Co
An intense and concentrated Beaujolais Village Cru.
Fleurie is one of the 10 Beaujolais crus from where the best wines in the region are made and one which have a capacity to age. The Les Moriers vineyard is on granitic soils which help give the wines a refreshing acidity. Dark fruit aromas and flavours cpoupled with subtle tannins, helped by the 13 months the wine spent in large oak barrels, giving it an excellent structure.
When to drink:
Altogether a very moreish wine, it's drinking wonderfully now but is capable of ageing for a few years further.
During the 1980s the skills of Michel Chignard, a fourth generation winemaker, were largely responsible for raising both the reputation of his domaine and of Beaujolias wines in general. The estate, based in the village of Fleurie, boasts some excellent vineyards sites in the area, notably Les Moriers which is on a steep slope immediately above the village.