Almost exactly one year ago Morgane Fleury opened the doors to her ’cave éco-logique’ in Paris called Ma Cave Fleury. (The celebration was on February 13 so we say Happy Birthday a bit late.)
Ma Cave Fleury is both a wine shop and a wine bar – small but very charming. “Fleury” is the well known champagne producing family of that name, one of the precursors of organic and biodynamic champagne. You can of course buy their own wines here (very clean, stylish, with no sulphur and very little dosage), but also other wines with the same philosophy, in other words, most of the wines here are biodynamic and all are organic. And most of the producers are also friends of the family. You can for example find Léon Barral from the Languedoc, La Tour Grise from Saumur, Marcel Richaud from the Rhône Valley, Marcel Deiss and Pierre Frick in Alsace, Marcel Lapierre from Beaujolais.
You can have a glass of wine with some charcuterie or cheese (it’s not a pure bar – they generally serve something with the wines). If you book in advance you can also get a hot meal.
The location, on Rue Saint Denis, with its seedy reputation, may make you hesitate, but Morgane shrugs it of and notes that there have never been any problems. They also organise wine tastings and other events, advertised on Morgane’s blog.
Go take a look: http://macavefleury.wordpress.com
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