Since the early 1950s, the Champagnon family has followed sustainable agriculture practices, harvesting by hand. The result is this wine of pure intensity and deep cherry red hues that may turn you into a fan of cru Beaujolais. The nose is bold and full of red fruit, flowers and a hint of oaky complexity. Take a sip and you’ll be rewarded with ripe and juicy cherry notes wrapped in silky tannins. This is one of those sensual, layered wines that seems to reveal something new every time you taste it.
Of all the areas in Beaujolais, the cru village Fleurie is esteemed for its complex, perfumed, and nuanced wines. The village’s eastern-facing granite slopes enjoy gentle morning sun, allowing the grapes to mature slowly. One of the most special vineyards in all of Fleurie is La Roilette, a walled vineyard with distinguished vines that are as much as 100 years old.