FAMILLE DUTRAIVE

Jean Louis Dutraive 

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When Jean Dutraive purchased the Domaine de la Grand’Cour in 1969, it was already one of the oldest domaines in Fleurie. The Domaine encompasses 9 hectares divided between three contiguous terroirs: Grand’Cour, Chapelle des Bois, and Champagne. The family also has 1.6 hectares of Brouilly that have been in the family for five generations. Jean-Louis joined his father in 1977, and took over the domaine in 1989.

The domaine has been certified organic since 2009, but practicing organic for decades prior. Jean-Louis strives to make vins de terroir above all else, and follows the same principles of winemaking for each of his cuvées - hand harvesting, whole-cluster carbonic fermentation without any added sulfur, native yeast and no intervention or addition of oenologic products.

Jean-Louis is a true master of Gamay. In addition to his masterful skill producing some of the best wines in the Beaujolais, he is also a local legend who seems to have a never-ending supply of saucisson that appears at apéros any time of day.

Following the hailstorms that struck the Domaine de la Grand’Cour in 2016. Jean-Louis created the Famille Dutraive label with his children Justin, Ophelie, and Lucas. The Famille Dutraive wines are made from purchased grapes from carefully selected parcels that follow the spirit of organic farming, whether or not they are certified. The wines are vinified according to the same philosophy as those from the domaine.


 
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SAINT AMOUR CLOS DU CHAPITRE

Varietals: 100% Gamay                              Color: Red

From a single vineyard “Le Clos du Chapitre”, composed of terroir is very rocky with old alluvial deposits (260m high). Located on a plateau in the Eastern part of the appellation and in Organic conversion. Vinification in concrete tanks and then ageing in 60% oak barrels and 40% stainless steel for 6 months. 

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CHIROUBLES 

Varietals: 100% Gamay         Color: Red

From two parcels vinified together in the same tank. Differents terroirs with shallow soil on the granite bedrock (from 370m high to 430m), which gives the typical freshness of Chiroubles. Parcel in the first year of conversion to organic farming and sustainably farmed. Vines are from 60-70 years old and are located on hills exposed both south-east and south. Vinification in concrete tanks and then ageing 50% in oak barrels and demi-muid and 50% in stainless tanks for 5 months. 

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FLEURIE LA TONNE

Varietals: 100% Gamay                                                                  Color: Red

From two hillside parcels with a same terroir. Planted on shallow soil over granite bedrock, and located in the highest parts of Fleurie (over 400 m altitude). Sustainably farmed, with south and south-east exposure. Vines from 50 to  over 100 years old. Vinification in concrete tanks and ageing in oak barrels for 5 months. 

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BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES "HAUT DU BOIS DE LEYNES"

Varietals: 100% Gamay                                                                  Color: Red

From a single parcel, mixed terroir of clay, galet stones, and a majority of sand on granite gives this wine great complexity. Located at the very North of the Beaujolais. Organically-farmed, 50 years old vines planted on hills (430-450m altitude) with south-southwest exposure. Vinification in concrete tanks and ageing 100% in oak barrels for 5 months. 

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