Fleurie is a French commune, located in the Rhône department.
The History of Fleurie
The site of Fleurie, named Floriacum in the medieval charters, was occupied as early as the year 1000 when the Abbey of Arpayé settled on its territory. This abbey was directly dependent on that of Cluny, which was very flourishing at that time. It is located at the bottom of the Chaffangeons, a hamlet already populated and where the culture of the vine existed.
The village took its shape in the 19th century. The population increases, the wine-growing activity is reinforced. Fleurie is boosted by the creation of a market, festivals and the officialization of the "Fête des Conscrits" which brings together every ten years the natives of the same decade. The origin dates back to an order from Louis XIV asking the village to provide 50 men by drawing lots to go to military service. But it was also the century of the great diseases of the vine.
In the 20th century a new town hall and its park was acquired in 1934 in the castle of Monsieur Pondevaux. In 1927 a cooperative cellar opens in Fleurie. It is this century which will give a reputation to the Beaujolais crus as well as the opening to tourism.
Wineries to visit near Fleurie
The vineyard is located in Fleurie, in the heart of the Beaujolais and is cultivated on 4 hectares of vines on the gentle slopes typical of the region. The wines are produced on the great Beaujolais appellations such as Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent or Fleurie.
The estate is located in the commune of Chiroubles, which gives its name to the well-known Beaujolais appellation. They work on a 5 hectare vineyard in the greatest respect of traditional viticulture methods while respecting the environment. The wines are produced on the three leading Beaujolais AOCs: Morgon, Fleurie and Chiroubles. As the vines are planted on a complex Terroir and on the heights of the plateau, they manage to produce fine, mineral wines.
The vineyard is located in the middle of the hills overlooking the village of Fleurie. They cultivate and develop a beautiful vineyard of 11 hectares anchored on a terroir of granitic sands. On the gentle slopes on which the vines are planted, the sunshine is ideal. This estate has always been managed on a family basis. Since the 18th century, different families have maintained and developed the 11 hectares of vines planted on the hills of the Hameau des Labourons. As the years go by, the winegrowers never stop innovating in the vineyard and the wine lovers of Domaine de la Bouronière notice it. Since 1992, the estate has been part of the Beaujolais "maturing network".