About Fleurie 2015 Les Moriers, Domaine Chignard
The Chignard family is blessed with vineyards in one of the best sites of the Fleurie appellation, Les Moriers, an arrowhead-shaped parcel that juts right down into Moulin-à-Vent vines. Their 19 acres of vineyards are over sixty years old, keeping yields naturally low. These old-vine root systems also run very deep, accessing minerals from the granite subsoil and giving Chignard’s Fleurie a trademark goût de terroir and great freshness. 100% Gamay, the grapes are all hand-picked and the vinification includes some whole cluster fermentation with natural yeasts. The wine is aged in large oak foudres for 13 months. James Suckling scored this 95 points saying "Aromas of black cherries and blueberries in addition to violets and granite. This is very structured with tension and polished tannins. Wonderful length and finesse."