6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $34.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
beaujolais, BURGUNDY, FRANCE
We are in the south of Burgundy, in the Beaujolais region where Fleurie is regarded as the most elegant of the ten Beaujolais Crus. Total size of the Appellation: 840 ha. Since 1872 Château de Beauregard owns a property situated in the area called ‘Poncié’, at the border with the Moulin à Vent Appellation. On these rather steep slope (up to 400 m) the vineyard lays on decomposed granite soils of sandy aspect, rich in silica and iron oxides. From there, one can enjoy the beautiful scenery upon the Saône river valley.
The grapes for this wine are about 55 years and 100% hand picked. Harvested at the optimal level of maturity, the grapes are sorted on a vibrant table. The fermenting and maceration process take place in our winery at Fleurie (former Maison Tournissoux in Poncié). We practice a traditional winemaking (opposite to the modern style ‘en Primeur’) including de-stemming and pigeage (thrusting the cap down); and a maceration of about 6 to 8 days. Then about half of our Fleurie is aged in ‘Pièces’ (Burgundian oak barrels – 228l) for at least 9 months. Fleurie ‘Poncié’ reveals a fine elegance due to the shallow granite and expresses a mix of floral (iris, rose petal) and fruit (strawberry, blackcurrant) aromas. The mouth is complex, intense and smooth.