The Fleurie Phenix is produced from negociant grapes at the top of La Madonne, near the famous hilltop chapel in Fleurie. The terroir is completely different from the domaine vines in Grand Pré. La Madonne has harder and stonier granite cooled by the altitude and open air. Following a small harvest in 2015 and a catastrophic frost in 2016, Yann Bertrand decided to incorporate a micro-négociant approach into his family domaine. Yann’s goal for these wines is to collaborate with serious and passionate growers to support sustainable agriculture in the region and produce the same quality wines as those from the domaine.
La Madone (Prion)
Granite with very thin topsoil (roche granitique)
Vines planted in25 years + 70 years old
Vineyard size0.6 ha
Cold carbonic maceration at 10-12ºC (50-54ºF)
Elevage7 months in demi-muids, minimum 10 years old. Racked by gravity.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled unfiltered by gravity following the lunar calendar
Total production average10,000 bottles