The grapes to produce Fleurie Olivier Ravier were vinified in the traditional way, with a semi-carbonic maceration lasting for 10 to 12 days. The Fleurie Olivier Ravier fermentation was temperature controlled throughout and was followed by malolactic conversion, resulting in a softer style of wine.
Fleurie is one of the 10 Beaujolais Crus and is renowned for the elegance and finesse of its wines, which is linked to the pink granite soils. The vines which produce this wine have an average age of over 40 years old and these old, gnarly Gobelet trained
vines thrive in granitic and sandy soils, which accounts for the aromatic finesse of this cuvée. The grapes are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness.
With over 42 years experience, Olivier Ravier is one of the most iconic and respected winemakers in Beaujolais. He is a former President of the Beaujolais growers association and has been appointed as an expert at the National Institute of the French wines appellation by the French government. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its climate, and the Gamay variety, is second-to-none. Living in the heart of the Fleurie appellation, Olivier Ravier produces wines which overflow with typicity from the Beaujolais terroir.