Justin Dutraive's Fleurie La Chapelle des Bois comes from vines planted by his grandfather on a small rocky outcrop over looking the village of Fleurie. Vinification is semi-carbonic maceration for 15 days with spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass tanks, before aging in 500L old oak barrels. This is serious Fleurie that offers amazing depth and complexity – all the better in a magnum!
Justin Dutraive learned his trade working alongside his father, the legendary Jean-Louis Dutraive (Domaine de la Grand’Cour) – an icon winemaker in Fleurie and Beaujolais more generally. The wines he produces under his own name share some of the same DNA as the Dutraive family wines (organic farming, natural winemaking, and high-quality Gamay) but also have very much their own distinct style. He making only tiny quantites of each wine – if you love bright, elegant and high toned wines don’t let Justin's releases pass you by.