Fruitier than its old vine counterpart, this flagship Fleurie defines Dutraive terroir and style. Aromas of dark cherry, violets and exotic spices on the nose. Rustic and complex on the palate, Dutraive compares the Grand’Cour to a baby Beaune Rouge in its muscle and breadth. Aged in 35% in stainless steel, 30% in fûts de chêne and 30% foudres for 9-12 months.
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.