Domaine Anita Fleurie Les Moriers
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Despite its young age, this vine offers, thanks to hard work, the grace of a grand cru.
- Grapes are hand harvested, carefully selected, and Domaine Anita uses sustainable viticulture practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay
Elaboration: Lieu dit Les Moriers, located on the village of Fleurie, has sandy granitic soils with an East exposure.
Grown at high altitude (230 meters), this Gamay vineyard is 6 years old and the planting density is 9,000 foot/ha. Using the Gobelet training system (two canes – 3 eyes per cane), the grapes are harvested and sorted manually. Vintification is 100% whole cluster and the semi-carbonic maceration is 11 days. Aging takes place in cement tanks for 6 months and the wine remains for approximately 3 months in bottle before it is released.
Tasting Notes: Les Moriers has always been one of the most famous terroirs of Fleurie. Its granite soil yields a wine with floral and spicy aromas from its birth. On the palate, this cuvée develops tannins of incredible flavor and finesse.
2020 – 92 Wine Enthusiast | 93 James Suckling
Domaine Anita is named after Anita Kuhnel who has been making wine under the Domaine Anita since 2015. Today, Domaine Anita includes some of the most prestigious crus of Beaujolais including Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Chénas, Fleurie, as well as some plots located on great terroirs of the Beaujolais-Villages appellation. Anita’s viticultural practices are specific to each plot, but always within her overarching philosophy of sustainable viticulture, with minimal treatments, green harvesting and strong canopy management.