Blend: 100% Gamay
From: France, Haut-Beaujolais
By: Dominique Morel
Award-winning winemaker Dominique Morel has a simple philosophy to making wine: he makes wine which he likes to drink. Fleurie is made from Gamay grapes grown on 45 to 70 year old vines in Morel’s organic vineyards in Fleurie and Beaujolais. Fleurie is a well reviewed, light bodied red, full of classic Gamay characteristics.
Dominique and his wife Christine farm vineyards in eight villages. The mothership is the Domaine de Gry Sabon near the village of Émeriges, which has been in Dominique’s family for three generations. Dominique, a trained oenologist, keeps things traditional outside, farming by hand, and modern in the cellar, where the wines are handled with extreme care and fermented in temperature controlled vats.