Located between Moulin-.-Vent and Chiroubles, Fleurie, one of the ten Crus of Beaujolais, is certainly among the most famous one. There is a lovely ring to the name : in French, "Fleurie" means "in bloom" or "blooming". The grape variety used here is the Gamay, entirely grown on granitic soil. Mechanical harvest is forbidden : the grapes are picked by hand. The alcoholic fermentation is rather short : 6 to 7 days. The wine ages in oak barrels for 7 to 8 months. Fleurie is the most charming, the most appealing of all the Crus in Beaujolais. It has a seductive perfume of flowers (irises, rose petals) and on the palate, flavours of crushed berries.