JEAN LOUIS 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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FLEURIE LIEU DIT CHAMPAGNE

Varietals: 100% Gamay                              Color: Red

 

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Fleurie Lieux-dits La "Grand’Cour – Les Déduits"

Varietals: 100% Gamay         Color: Red

From two parcels vinified together in the same tank, lieux-dits “La Grand’Cour” and “Les Déduits” on medium deep soil over the granite bedrock.  As a result, single-vineyard cuvées were not possible. Vines mostly around 40 years old with 1.5 hectares of 80 years old vines average for "La grand'cour" and on the east face, “Les Déduits”, 3.5 hectares of  50 years old vines. Vinification in concrete tanks and put in oak barrels for 6 months.

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Brouilly Cuvée Vieilles VigneS

Varietals: 100% Gamay                                                                  Color: Red

From a clay-limestone terroir with deep soils on East part of the appellation. 1.7 hectare, 60 years old vines. The vines have due Southern exposure and the highest are at 230m altitude. Vinification in concrete tanks and ageing 60% in stainless steel tanks and 40% in oak barrels for 6 months.

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Fleurie Jean-Louis Dutraive CaroloN

Varietals: 100% Gamay                                                                  Color: Red

From grapes purchased from a single parcel in Fleurie, located at the northwest of the appellation and has granite terroir with very shallow soil. Vineyard very steep with southwest facing vines. Farmed conventionally. Vinification in concrete tanks and then aged in 60 hL oak foudres for 6 months.

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Fleurie Jean-Louis Dutraive Le Pied de la Rue

Varietals: 100% Gamay                                                                  Color: Red

 

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