Domaine Chignard Les Moriers Fleurie 2021
The Chignard Les Moriers Fleurie cuvée is not just irresistibly floral, . Despite being light on its feet, it bears a soupçon of savory smoke as well as a spine of minerality and staying power more commonly associated with Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie’s neighbor. That makes sense in this bottling, since the Moriers parcel—a historic lieu-dit that ranked as a first growth in an 1874 classification of the region’s vineyards—is directly next door to Moulin-à-Vent.
A bottle of Beaujolais that bears mesmerizing finesse, depth, stamp of terroir, and also happens to stand tall as one of the region’s great values!
The name Les Moriers comes from the word “mûrier” or mulberry tree. This area used to be planted with mulberry trees, the preferred food of silkworms. The land was once used to produce silk fabric.
Aging: Aged in old foudres (large oak barrels) for 13 months