Domaine Chignard | Fleurie
Domaine Chignard was founded by Michel Chignard and is now run by his son Cédric. The family’s eight hectares of vines are situated right at the top of the hill bordering Moulin-à-Vent, on pure granitic soil in the heart of the Fleurie appellation. The wines produced here are elegant but serious and concentrated expressions of the terroir, none more so than the 'Les Moriers' lieu-dit, home to their oldest vines some of which are over 40 years old. Cédric is following in his father's footsteps and continuing the traditional Beaujolais way of farming and winemaking with a high proportion of whole bunch and using a mix of cement, old foudre and stainless steel during vinification. The different cuvées are then blended together early in the spring before being bottled, unrefined and unfiltered. Like his father's wines, Cédric's Fleuries are intensely aromatic and complex with an energy, finesse and depth rarely found in other wines from this village.