Terroir: Fleurie is one of the top crus in Beaujolais producing wines of deep fruit and great structure. Stéphane Aviron’s Fleurie is sourced from a family owned hillside vineyard on the western side of the appellation. Exposure on these steep slopes face south and southeast with soils of loose clay and limestone.
Vinification: Grapes are handpicked and sorted upon arrival at the winery. The must is macerated in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for 12-15 days and then aged for 12-14 months in a combination of new and one-or-two-year old barriques.
Score: 92 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
From a family-owned cru vineyard. Stphane Aviron has produced an impressive, ripe and dense wine. It has great swathes of black fruit and generous acidity. The tannins, still young, are a background to this delicious fruitiness. Drink from 2020.
Score: 91 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Josh Greene
From a hillside vineyard on Fleurie's western side, this is a fresh 2014 with bright blue fruit and floral notes just beginning to emerge. The juicy acidity cuts through any aspect of dimpled ripeness, bringing out the wine's complexity and verve. Delicious with roast squab stuffed with cranberries and wild mushrooms.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
Tangy, blackberry, cherry and peach flavors take center stage in this charming, light-bodied red, underpinned by white pepper and licorice accents, with hot stone and herbal notes on the crisp finish. Drink now.
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