Domaine des Houdières Fleurie Beaujolais

Domaine des Houdières Fleurie Beaujolais

The best 10 villages in Beaujolais are the ‘Cru’ wines of the region, and labelled not as ‘Beaujolais’ but just the name of the village – in this case “Fleurie”.  The soils in the Cru villages are granite rather than clay for the rest of the region, and grown on slopes that make for a more serious and concentrated wine.  Fleurie is considered the most aromatic and floral of the Beaujolais, but ironically Fleurie is named for a Roman General Floricum rather than anything to do with flowers! 

The wine is intensely purple-ruby coloured, aromas of sweet cherry, jasmine, black roses, and baked fruit. Savoury on the palate with good intensity and a savoury dry mineral finish.  Drink now or cellar for the next three years.

Region
  • France
  • France - Burgundy
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Other Red