The south-facing vineyards of the Estate tumble down the hillside to the road leading out of Fleurie. Two winemakers undertake caring for the 29.7-acre property, where most of the vineyards surrounding the house are more than 50 years old and trellised in the traditional Gobelet style. They are planted mostly in the pink granite soil that is the hallmark of the Fleurie Cru. Semi-carbonic maceration and malolactic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. The wine sees no oak.
The vineyards and winery have been owned by the Darroze family since the mid-1950s, when it was bought by the father of the current owner. The Dubouef family has had an exclusive agreement with them for many years.
Pair with grilled red meats, lamb shanks, spicy dishes and aged cheeses.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Fleurie
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.37 g/l
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