Laetitia Allemand takes us on board, direction Fleurie to discover one of the 10 Beaujolais crus. Are you looking for a good address for a tasting of AOC Fleurie? With which dish can this Beaujolais Cru be served? Laetitia answers your questions.
What a beautiful view we have from here, don't you think? I am at the foot of the Chapel of the Madonna, in the middle of the commune of Fleurie. As is often the case in the region, this chapel would have been built to attract the Virgin's protection against vine disease. Looks like it's working!
Here, we're at over 400 meters above sea level. In other words, the vines and winegrowers of Fleurie are not afraid of heights since the vineyard stretches over a series of nipples leaning against a chain of ridges with sometimes vertiginous escarpments. For example, on the south side of the hill where I am, we are working on 50% slopes!
Would you like to taste the wine of Fleurie? So pay a little visit to the Cave de Fleurie. It is the first cooperative cellar in Beaujolais created in 1927 on the initiative of the women of the village. We are quite right to say that the Fleurie is the most feminine of the Beaujolais wines!
Laetitia (The Clusters)