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In the heart of the Beaujolais, Cédric Chignard is carrying on a tradition of crafting delicious, authentic Fleurie from his family’s holdings. The very traditional vinification consists of a carbonic maceration followed by aging in enormous old foudres—nothing fancy, but a time-tested way of working that is best adapted to the local terroir and grape variety. The combination of bright, juicy fruit and deeper earthy tones makes this Fleurie utterly drinkable today and versatile at table with many styles of cuisine.
Les Moriers is a sloping granite clos (walled-in parcel) that borders the neighboring cru of Moulin-à-Vent. Correspondingly, the wine marries the delicacy, floral tones, and textural seductiveness of Fleurie with Moulin-à- Vent’s power and structure. Proof that the Clos des Moriers is a blessed site: in recent vintages, it has repeatedly been miraculously spared by hailstorms that devastated surrounding vineyards.
|Winemaker:||Michel & Cédric Chignard|
|Vineyard:||60 years, 8 ha|
|Aging:||Aged in old foudres (large oak barrels) for 13 months|
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