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Grégoire Hoppenot, Fleurie “Les Moriers”Cru Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2019 (750mL)

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Grégoire Hoppenot, Fleurie “Les Moriers” Cru Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2019 (750mL)

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“Grégoire Hoppenot has rapidly earned a global reputation for crafting boutique reds from iconic vineyards like Morgon “Corcelette” and today’s absolutely sublime Fleurie “Les Moriers.” One would be hard-pressed to find more exciting wines and more prestigious terroirs in southern Burgundy!”

Although Grégoire Hoppenot’s wines are new to the US, his reputation precedes him: Before he returned to his Beaujolais birthplace and set up shop in Fleurie, Grégoire was already a star in the cellars of M. Chapoutier in the Rhône. And when it came to the raw material for his Cru wines, he assembled a small but enviable collection of vineyard parcels, including the iconic Morgon site, “Corcelette,” and Fleurie’s majestic “Les Moriers”. Hoppenot’s Morgon and Fleurie alike have been drooled over by the French wine press and trade, prompting a pitched battle among American importers to see who’d get the chance to bring them here. This coupling of producer and vineyard was truly meant to be: Hoppenot’s farming is meticulous and gentle on the environment, and his methods in the cellar aim for maximum transparency, allowing a profound dose of granitic minerality to mingle with a rich dollop of wild-berry fruit. I’d heard the hype—including raves from Robert Parker. 

“Les Moriers.” is an ancient, weathered site sits overlooking the village of Fleurie. Mineral-rich soils and open exposure to the sun produces Cru Beaujolais of singular intensity, restrained power, and remarkable aromatic detail. It’s truly a wine for the ages. From the moment the cork is pulled, it’s a storm of forest berries, plummy red fruit, and pretty wildflowers. But, do not mistake it for fruity, “simple Beaujolais”—on the contrary, it’s a wine of immense detail, structure, and complexity. It speaks far more loudly of Burgundian terroir than varietal Gamay fruit. Like his neighbor Clos de la Roilette, Hoppenot produces Fleurie of uncommon cellar potential, and you can rest assured that this bottle will be delivering the fireworks for at least 5-8 years to come.

  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBeaujolais, Burgundy
  • Sub-RegionFleurie
  • SoilGranite
  • FarmingCertified Organic
  • BlendGamay
  • Alcohol13%
  • OakPartial Used Barrels
  • Temp.Serve at 60° F
  • GlasswareBurgundy Stems
  • DrinkingNow-2028
  • Decanting30 Minutes
  • PairingSteak au Poivre

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