A firmly tannic wine, a complete contrast to Pierre Chermette’s other Fleurie, Poncié. This is serious, full of dark tannins, black plums and firm fruit, very solid. There is even a touch of minerality to add to the complex texture.
Contrary to its flowery name, Fleurie can produce firm and tannic wines, and this selection is a case in point. It is a solid and chunky effort that is laden with tannin and bitter cherry flavor. The tight acidity needs time to settle down, so give it a couple of years.