Domaine de la Grand'Cour - Jean Louis Dutraive Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Brouilly 2020
Jean-Louis is a devout practitioner of organic viticulture with the property certified by ECOCERT since 2009. Jean-Louis, however, was practicing organic viniculture many years before that. The family has 1.6 hectares in the cru of Brouilly where the Dutraive family originates. The average age of the vines are around 40-50 years, with a good chunk over 70 years of age.
Harvest is done by hand and grapes are immediately placed in tank at low temperatures to begin carbonic maceration (without sulfur). The wines ferment naturally with indigenous yeast and are macerated on the skins for anywhere from 15-30 days depending on the vintage and the particular wine. The wines are then gravity fed to the cellar for a period of ageing of 6-15 months, depending on the cuvée.
An extraordinary example of a Cru Beaujolais.
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