This flagship Fleurie defines Dutraive terroir and style. Made from the oldest vines in the vineyard, planted in the 1940s. 11-12 months in 1-4 year old oak barrels. Aromas of dark cherry, violets and exotic spices on the nose. Deep, rustic and complex on the palate, Dutraive compares the Grand’Cour to a baby Beaune Rouge in its muscle and breadth.
Domaine de la Grand’Cour
Established in 1969, the Domaine de la Grand’Cour in Fleurie consists of three lieux-dits: Clos de la Grand’Cour, Chapelle des Bois, and Champagne, which make up a total of 9 hectares. Additionally, the domaine has 1.6 hectares in the cru of Brouilly from where the Dutraive family originally hails.
The estate was firmly in Jean-Louis Dutraive’s hands by 1989. As a leader in organic and naturally produced Beaujolais, known as the “heart of Beaujolais” Jean-Louis is a friend to all and is always there to lend a hand or words of encouragement to young growers interested in farming naturally. Dutraive’s wines are age-worthy Beaujolais Crus marked by floral aromas, exotic spices, and textural lushness. By 1989 his son Jean Louis had taken over.