The Fleurie Appellation is a wine-growing region located in the Beaujolais region of France. It’s known for producing some of the best Gamay wines in the world. The appellation was granted AOC status in 1936, making it one of France’s oldest wine-growing regions.
Fleurie is one of the 10 main appellations of Beaujolais and accounts for a total of over 800 hectares (1,977 acres) of vineyards. It’s based around the village of Fleurie and also includes part of the neighbouring commune of Chiroubles.
The climate in this area is usually mild and has lots of sunshine. This creates the perfect conditions for producing high-quality Gamay grapes, which are the only grape variety allowed in this appellation. Wines here have a deep ruby red colour, floral aromas and flavours of ripe cherry, dark fruits, and spices. They also tend to be medium-bodied with good structure and balanced acidity.
Fleurie wines are great for pairing with a variety of dishes including poultry, pork, game and mushroom-based dishes. They can also be enjoyed on their own or as an accompaniment to cheese platters. The appellation is home to some of the best producers in the region.