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Fleurie 'Les Moriers' Domaine Chignard 2016

Cédric Chignard is now at the helm of this estate, although he can rely on his father Michel (who lives at the domaine) for sage advice. The family’s eight hectares of vines are situated right at the top of the hill bordering Moulin-à-Vent, on pure granitic soil in the heart of the Fleurie appellation. The Moriers lieu-dit is home to their oldest vines, some of which are over 40 years old and all of which are free-standing in traditional gobelet style.

Vinification is divided between stainless steel, cement and large wooden tanks, all using the classic whole-bunch method for the maximum extraction of fruit. The subtly differing cuvées are then blended early in the spring and allowed to harmonise over three to four months.

In the same vein as his father’s wines, Cédric's Fleuries are unusually concentrated, intensely aromatic and have a depth of fruit and structure seldom found in wines from this village.

Lurid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red/blue fruits, incense and candied flowers, with a smoky mineral overtone that gains power with air. Offers palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors, along with suggestions of allspice and candied licorice. Concentrated yet lithe in style, showing excellent finishing clarity and a impressive mineral-driven persistence. 93 Vinous.

Size: 750ml

Vintage: 2016

ABV: 12.5%

Origin: Beaujolais / France

Grapes: Gamay


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