In the center of Beaujolais' ten crus, Fleurie is characterized by its bright floral aromas and silky textures, where the fruit benefits from varied soils, like pink granite and high elevation sandy loams.
Marc Delienne's plots are located to the south-east of the Fleurie vineyard where the soils are mainly sandy or loamy-sandy, from primary rocks (granites) or old alluvial deposits, with a sometimes very stony cover and shallow to medium depth.
Aged from 40 to more than 80 years old, the gamay noir vines are planted at a density of around 10,000 vines/hectare.
Winemaking Team Notes: "Manual harvest in small crates, sorting in the cellar. Maceration of the whole harvest in concrete vats under temperature control. Neither yeast addition nor chaptalization. No punching down, light daily pumping over. Short vatting (8 days).
Avalanche de Printemps is a cuvée specially developed for early bottling."