Domaine Chignard - Fleurie 'Les Moriers' 2021


This is one of Fleurie’s signatures, a main way its wines stand out from those of Beaujolais’s nine other crus. Cédric Chignard’s Les Moriers cuvée is not just irresistibly floral, though. Despite being light on its feet, it bears a soupçon of savory smoke as well as a spine of minerality and staying power more commonly associated with Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie’s neighbor.

"This 10-hectare family domaine, its holdings dominated by Fleurie Les Moriers, is a fine source of classical Beaujolais. Before the AOC system was defined, wines from this sector were frequently traded as Moulin-à-Vent, and that makes sense when you taste them. Winemaking at this address is traditional: whole bunches and macerations that last the better part of two weeks, followed by maturation in foudre and tank. Only two cuvées are produced, and both are worthy of readers' consideration." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"What a beautiful nose of ripe cherry and red beets this Fleurie has! I love the well crafted tannins and lightness of touch on the palate (no easy combination). Keeps pumping out the red fruit aromas at the long, nobly austere finish." - 92 points, James Suckling

Producer: Domaine Chignard

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Gamay

Appellation: Fleurie

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml