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Fleurie

Pleasure Wine: Beaujolais Fleurie

 

Discover the Fleurie appellation

 

The Fleurie got its fancy name from the small eponymous village. It's one of the most famous appellations you can find in the Beaujolais vineyard (a well-known wine region located in the Rhône department). The vineyard where the Fleurie comes from has a total surface of 870 hectares and is shared with many other great wine appellations, such as Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and Chénas. It has an output of 42,000 hectoliters of wine per year. In total, 180 winemakers work here every day.

Historically speaking, the Fleurieappellation has been growing in the granite soils of the region since 987 AD, according to official documents signed by the Abbey of Arpayé. Winemaking itself is a bit younger, since it only really started in the 15th century, thanks to the bourgeoisie of Lyon. As for the Fleurie AOC, it was born much later, in September 1936. The wines produced here are mostly made with Gamay grapes (85% of the total production), with only a few Chardonnay and Aligoté grapevines to be found.

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