Fleurie

Château des Labourons

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Fleurie "Château des Labourons"

Description

Château des Labourons dominates the beautiful hillsides of the Fleurie appellation. It is located 3 kilometres further up the hill from the hamlet of Les Labourons. The combination of the altitude, slope, exposure and quality of the soil have created a promising terroir in the heart of the Fleurie Cru. Château des Labourons' current architecture dates from the 19th century. It was rebuilt from ashes after a devastating fire, but still retains some of its original architectural character. This Château has a long history, over five generations of the "de Lescure" family, and it was already producing wine by the 18th century.

Winemaking

The Château carries out non-carbonic vinification in open vats with the very best grapes. After the pneumatic pressing and fermentations, the wine is matured in old oak tuns before bottling.

Suggested food pairings

Roasted chicken, grilled meats and cheese.

Serving temperature

14-15°C

Press review

Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2018 - Médaille d'argent au Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais - Janvier 2020

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Appellation Fleurie "Château des Labourons"- Cru du Beaujolais


Varietal 100% Gamay


Estate vines 18 ha


Average Vine Age 40 years


Soil composition igneous rock : mainly pale pink granite that breaks down into coarse and creates "blockfields"


Pruning Gobelet


Harvest Manual


Density of Vines 10000 vines/ha


Average yield 45 hl/ha


Press review

  • French press
  • International press

Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2016 - Revue du Vin de France - Mai 2017 - 16-17/20


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2015 - Guide Bettane & Desseauve - Septembre 2016 - 14/20


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2015 - Concours Général Agricole - Février 2016 - Médaille d'Or


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2017 - Bourgogne Aujourd'hui - Mai 2019 - 16/20


Une cuvée de 35 000 bouteilles à la robe intense, aux arômes
de fruits rouges et de pivoines. Le vin est concentré, velouté,
long, avec une finale poivrée très agréable.

Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2018 - Médaille d'argent au Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais - Janvier 2020


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2016 - Wine Enthusiast - USA - February 2017 - 90/100


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2016 - James Suckling - USA - March 2018 - 92/100


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2016 - Robert Parker - USA - September 2018 - 80/100


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2017 - James Suckling - USA - February 2019 - 92/100


Quite rich and attractive blackberry and cassis aromas with a smooth, fine-grained palate that carries plent of sweet and ripe, darker fruit flavors.

Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2015 - James Suckling - USA - February 2017 - 92/100


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2015 - Wine Spectator - USA - July 2017 - 88/100


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2015 - Wine Enthusiast - USA - May 2017 - 88/100


Fleurie "Château des Labourons" 2015 - Jancis Robinson - UK - January 2017 - 16.5+/20