Situated on the knoll of Poncié and the hill of Montgenas, terroir on slopes of crystalline rock, at the same time dry and demanding, combines the conditions needed for rediscovering the historic qualities that made Fleuries reputation.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO CRU FLEURIE The extraordinary variety of terroirs means we have to carry out haute couture style work adopting a meticulous approach for each and every vineyard.
To allow the terroir to express itself, each parcel receives tailor-made care, where the yields are naturally reduced. This often involves replacing whole parcels. From between 2009 and 2013, six hectares of old gobelet (free standing) vines were pull-up and replaced with young, wire-trained vines, enabling the bunches of grapes to ripen better.
The winemaking teams refuse to use easier methods which would rush the process, preferring to use unhurried methods which allow the characteristics of the terroir to come through. Methods such as cold maceration and long fermentation periods help to produce more subtle aromas, and ageing in used oak barrel helps integrate the tannins and delicately brings out the silky character of the wine.
This is all done with the aim of extracting the flavours and elegance of the Cru Fleurie to which we pay tribute each year.