Fleurie Chateau des Bachelards
Chateau de Bachelards



Welcome to the delightful deep end of contemporary Beaujolais! This Biodynamic Fleurie is spectacular, having received a whopping 96/100 from international wine critic James Suckling.

Fleurie Chateau des Bachelards
Ready, but will keep

Fleurie is a well known Cru Beaujolais wine appellation for red wines from the Gamay grape variety. The wines are some of the most highly regarded in the region, which is sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Beaujolais".

The house: Chateau des Bachelards owe their existence to the monks of Cluny. Dating back to the 12th century the Gamay vines, (some vines over 100 years of age) produce an age-worthy wine of elegance, unparalleled in the Beaujolais region. The estate is certified both organic and biodynamic, (the first estate to be certified by Demeter in Fleurie) with the highest of standards in both the vineyard and the winery. Proprietor Comtesse Alexandra de Vazeilles is a pioneer, having worked with both Jean Marc-Roulot and Château Latour. Alexandra stands as an exciting new-comer in the region with both her vineyard management as well as her vision for the appellation. Certified organic and biodynamic.

Wine Description:

Very nice garnet of great shine. Elegant aromas of peony and a hit of violet with great length. The wine is floral, complex, dense, long and relatively firm with a splendid mid-palate of pure and fresh blackberry. The attack is fresh and silky with astonishing persistence and lots of density.

International Rating: 96/100 James Suckling

'Welcome to the delightful deep end of contemporary Beaujolais! Stunning nose of summer flowers, very fine red and black fruit with the merest hint of spice. This is simultaneously so deep and delicate, the serious concentration married to wonderful coolness. Really fine tannins make the long finish feel like old-fashioned velvet.'

Food Pairing:

Chicken, turkey and anything poultry. Also works well with Veal, rabbit and other white & delicate meats. Due to the fresh and elegant nature of the wine, we can also pair with richer fish such as fresh tuna (such as seared with coffee).

We suggest cooling the wine to around 17 degrees Celsius before serving

Decanting: 1.5 hours