Wine 101 - Beaujolais

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014 with our classic guide to the region.

 


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Fleurie

Where Chiroubles stops, Fleurie begins and, while the Crus occupy a contiguous southeastern-facing slope, the wines are worlds apart. In fact, the wines of Fleurie, often thought to smell of flowers – hence the name – tend to be age-worthy within the context of Beaujolais, and frequently vie for top honors in any vintage with the equally famous wines of Moulin-à-Vent.

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