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J.L. Dutraive (Grand'Cour), Fleurie Clos de la Grand'Cour, 2020

$41.99
A monopole vineyard, and a true, walled clos, this is the estate's flagship Fleurie, with all the floral and spice qualities the village is known for. There's generous dark cherry fruit and a charming rustic structure.

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Over the past three decades, Jean-Louis Dutraive has quietly established himself as one of the best winemakers in Beaujolais, and one of the most involved members of the French wine community. In both Fleurie and Brouilly, his wines are highly traditional, terroir-driven and unmistakably Dutraive-ian in style: muscular, plush and more than a bit fauve. These are exuberant, fruit-forward cru Beaujolais, with distinct tannin structure.

A rarity for a 21st century winemaker, each of Jean-Louis's three children want to follow in his footsteps as vignerons—which will, in time, entail splitting a relatively small domaine three ways, thanks to French inheritance laws. In the meantime, it means sourcing certified organic grapes from friends and neighbors to create silky, energetic wines under the Famille Dutraive label. As the region has been ravaged by hail in recent vintages, this project is especially crucial, and these classic, semi-carbonic wines speak to the very soul of Beaujolais.

Then there’s twenty-something Justin, whose first standalone vintage was in 2015. His wines are truly wild, typically released without even a touch of sulfur, and if his father’s wines are muscular, his are wiry and graceful. Transparently raspberry-red in color, with bright acidity and a savory hit of dried herb, it’s no surprise that these wines are darlings of the natural wine scene.

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

VINTAGE
2020
BOTTLE SIZES
750 ML
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Beaujolais
APPELLATION
Fleurie
WINE TYPE
Red
VARIETALS
Gamay
ORGANIC
Certified
VINEYARD
A true clos (walled vineyard) and eight hectare monopole of Dutraivefamily. Vine age ranges from 30-70 years old.
SOIL
Very little topsoil before hitting granite.
VITICULTURE
No herbacides or pesticides, organically farmed, soils are worked, all fruit is hand-harvested.
VINIFICATION
Traditional vinification without sulfur and with natural yeast at very low temperatures. Carbonic maceration and little or no filtering. Jean-Louis' motto in the cellar is "minimal intervention and maximum surveillance."
AGING
35% in stainless steel, 30% in fûts de chêne, 30% foudres for 9-12 months.
PRODUCTION
2500 cases produced
NOTES
Fruitier than its old vine counterpart, this flagship Fleurie defines Dutriave terroir and style. Aromas of dark cherry, violets and exotic spices on the nose. Rustic and complex on the palate, Dutraive compares the Grand'Cour to a baby Beaune Rouge in its muscle and bredth.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Gamay

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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Suzanne Camhi
Gorgeous bottle

Dutraive always delivers a fresh delicious expression of Fleurie. The 2020 is a continuation of greatness

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