Picture-Perfect Fleurie

Posted by Joe Salamone

Foillard's Fleurie stands dangerously close to being the Platonic ideal of Fleurie.

Foillard is famous for making some of the greatest examples of Morgon. The fact that he can turn out a Fleurie of such glorious typicity really highlights just how sensitive of a winemaker Foillard is.

photo of botte of Foillard Fleurie

Foillard's Fleurie is sourced from a 3ha vineyard in the Champagne lieu-dit, one of Fleurie's best. Their Fleurie is exceedingly lithe, super-fine in texture, and has plenty of delicacy. Few wines exemplify Fleurie as well with its silken plum fruits and charming elegance, revealing perfumed aromatics of strawberry and gentle, smokey, dark fruits, mingling with a clear soil expression.

The 2022 is a beautiful vintage for Foillard's Fleurie. It has plenty of verve but is deeper, more textural, and has a bit more fleshiness. The combination of power, lift, and underlying minerality is really compelling.

I'll wrap this up. Foillard's Beaujolais are long-standing favorites. We buy every bottle we can, and it's never enough. 

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Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

Pre-arrival - Limited Quantities

2022 Foillard Fleurie

750 ml