Fleurie has 13 different “climats," each producing a very distinctive type of wine. In the sloping higher parts of the appellation, the soils are poor, acidic and dry. They produce fine, highly aromatic wines. Above the village, the soils are deeper and contain clay: the wines are more structured and may be kept for many years.
The Fleurie has an intense crimson colour and reveals a range of fruity and floral aromas: iris, violets, roses, red berries and wild peaches. The Fleurie is elegant and fine, and generally described as "feminine".
The story begins over four centuries ago, when the Duboeuf family was producing wine in the Mâconnais region. Georges was very young when his uncle and brother passed down both their passion for wine and their secrets of production. At just 18 years old, he preferred to take care of the family business with his brother rather than pursuing his studies. Georges, well known for his dynamism, created Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in September of 1964. Young and full of energy, Georges set off with the family-grown wines strapped to his bicycle, meeting top restaurateurs like Gaston Brazier, Paul Blanc, Paul Bocuse, Jean and Pierre Troisgros, and even the Haeberlin brothers. The distinguished Beaujolais wines found their place naturally among these prestigious establishments. In response to this burgeoning success, Georges did not hesitate to start bottling wine and develop relations with other regional winemakers. This allowed him to offer wines that reflected the great diversity of the surrounding vineyards.
This has a very seamless feel of roses and violet floras. A fresh, lithe and gently tannic palate that delivers a long, fluid finish. Drink now.