- Biodynamic, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
- Medium Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
About the Winery
Stéphane Aviron can be considered a pioneer in his approach to winemaking in Beaujolais, however he would just tell you that he’s simply returning to the traditional practices that have always made fantastic Gamay wines. Sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. He focuses on the Beaujolais village crus, all but forgotten gems of vineyards when the nouveau craze took over, which are the best sites for unique, expressive and terroir driven wines. All of the fruit is sourced from old vines (40+ years), so seeing Vieilles Vignes on the label is a rite of passage, not a privilege. Authenticity and a distinctly Beaujolais style of winemaking is what sets Stéphane apart from the rest.
92 points - Sara d'Amato
A very delicate Fleury with elegant aromatic character such as dried leaf, white pepper, raspberry and floral notes. The palate features natural fruit spice and somewhat angular tannins. Quite fresh with wet stone and cherries on the finish of considerable length.
91 points - David Lawrason
Fleurie to my mind is always the most silky and refined of the Beaujolais cru, and this captures that essence. The nose is not overtly generous but it displays fine cherry jam, gentle florality and spice aromas. Love the texture here with some warmth, very fine tannin and excellent length. Just a touch earthy on the finish. Tasted March 2021.
92 points - Michael Godel
The fifth of six old vines wines in the Aviron Cru Beaujolais series, here from a toponym that refers to one (or two) hamlets in Aviron, Madrière or Madrière(s). Not sure which cru might be the king (likely Moulin) but Fleurie is oft referred to as "The Queen of Beaujolais.” Must be because it takes complete control and calls the shots, here in Aviron’s 2019 as a matriarch of strength, nobility and class. Firm yet elastic, higher in acids to lift, aerate and stretch the fruit towards a rising tannic sensation. The real deal and the one to slowly unwind well into the end of this decade. Drink 2022-2028. Tasted March 2021.
92 points - John Szabo, MS
A cru Beaujolais of considerable substance and flesh, also very firm and stony, with genuine old vine richness and above all balance, very floral. I like the comfort and ease of the concentration and depth, not forced, overripe nor over-extracted, just proof of honest old vine richness. A soul at rest. Tasted March 2021.