About This Wine...
Terroir and Cultivation
“Finesse, elegance and above all a silky texture that cannot be found elsewhere.”
Such are the historical qualities that long ago made Fleurie’s reputation for excellence. These qualities are sought by Villa Ponciago for Fleurie la Réserve. It is an outstanding wine which reflects the search to rediscover the great terroir wines of the Fleurie Cru.
Fleurie la Réserve is a selection of the finest parcels on Villa Ponciago’s slopes; Sous le Parc, with its very sandy mid-slope soils, contributes elegance and floral notes, Montgenas, with its deeper soils and southern exposure, gives structure and richness;
La Brirette, with very thin soils on the southwest side of the Poncié hillock, offers mineral notes, finesse and very fine tannins, finally;
Les Carcans, at the top of the Poncié hillock, receives the sun throughout the day and brings very deep, concentrated aromas.
Pink granitic crystalline rock, typical of Fleurie (monzonitic granite), deriving from the disintegration of the parent rock in the form of stones, gravel and sand. Rare traces of clay at the bottom of the slopes and in the parcels with the gentlest gradients.
Parcel-by-parcel vinification in small tanks (60 hl). Thorough destalking to remove the Gamay’s very green stalks. Cold maceration, then a long fermentation (8-12 days) to allow the terroir aromas to emerge. Gentle treading by foot.
Awards & Reviews
- 2013 Vintage 90 pts James Suckling, June 2015
- 2012 vintage ‘A depth of red fruits on the palate, finishing with a good bite of acidity.’ Liam Campbell, Best of Beaujolais, Irish Independent, 9th April 2016.