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Our wines




  • Cellaring

    Optimal consumption: 2 to 5 years

    Ageing potential: 7 years

  • Tasting temperature

    15°C (57°F)

Grape variety



Producing commune: Fleurie.

Site: between Moulin-à-Vent and Chiroubles, Fleurie is certainly one of the most celebrated of the ten Crus of Beaujolais; the vineyard is planted on a slope below the main ridge of hills and is oriented south-east, north-west.

History & Tradition: at the foot of the Chapel of the Black Virgin. The « Gobelet » pruning probably goes back to the Greek or Roman period.

Soil: pink granite, thin and acidic.



by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

Fleurie is certainly worthy of its name! It possesses great charm and delicacy, with its luminous raspberry color, aromas of lilac, violet and gooseberry. Very supple and silky in the mouth. Leaves a beautiful impression of fine aromas. It is the most delicate of the Beaujolais Crus.


In the Beaujolais area, 2022 yields are below the average of the last five years, but the crop is of very good quality. There are similarities with the great vintages of 2009, 2015, 2018 and 2020. The wines are balanced, fleshy and powerful.
A very good vintage.

Vintage review


Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.

Harvest: grapes harvested by hands. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded in the vineyard and at the winery.

Vinification: traditional for Beaujolais, semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes. The maceration lasts 4 to 10 days.

Ageing: in stainless-steel vats for a period of 10 to 12 months.