Dutraive (Grand'Cour) 'Clos de la Grand'Cour' Fleurie, Beaujolais, France 2020
Domaine de la Grand Cour dates to 1969 making it one of the oldest in the Fleurie village. Jean- Louis is a fifth-generation vigneron who is a devout practitioner of organic viticulture. He also loves a good party. His door is always open to those who want viticultural & winemaking guidance or just to enjoy a killer bottle of Beaujolais. He calls his winemaking technique 'low intervention, high surveillance.' Harvest is done by hand and the grapes are immediately placed in tanks for a long slow carbonic maceration at low temperatures. Clos de la Grand Cour is a 8 hectare clos of the Dutrative family. This wine is boasting with tons of ripe cherry & cranberry fruits, notes of dried rose and baking spice. There is something very Chambolle Musigny about this cuvée.
Grape: Gamay (30-70 years old)
Soil: Very little topsoil before hitting granite
Vinification & aging: Traditional vinification without sulfur and with natural yeast at very low temperatures. Carbonic maceration and little or no filtering. Aging 35% in stainless steel, 30% in fûts de chêne, 30% foudres for 9-12 months.
Pairing: Your Thanksgiving Turkey