Anne-Sophie Dubois (Fleurie)

Anne-Sophie Dubois comes from the Champagne region. Her parents have 3 hectares in Sezanne, halfway between Epernay and Troyes. They had two kids, wanted to expand and bought a 8 hectare plot in Fleurie. After internships at Roblet-Monnot in Volnay and various Champagne producers around Sezanne, Anne-Sophie took over the small Fleurie domaine in 2007. She makes three wines. A Bourgogne Rouge from Gamay, and two Fleurie bottlings – L’Alchemiste and Clepsydre. Her winemaking style is very gentle, to emphasise the purity, fragrance and elegance of the fruit. Long maceration, wild yeasts, no new oak, no filtration or fining, no pumping – just gravity. It was difficult in the early days with hail decimating her crops, but whatever finds its way into bottle is very refined.