Domaine de le Grand’Cor is owned by the Dutraive family. Their Gamay is produced under the Fleurie and the Brouilly appellations. The domain covers 11.7 hectacres and has held organic certification since 2009. Jean-Louis Dutraive does everything he can to allow the terroir be reflected in his wines. He vinifies without the use of sulfites and at low temperatures. He also uses natural yeasts and carbonic maceration. His wines are natural and are neither filtered nor clarified. It is a domain that has now established itself amongst the best that Beaujolais has to offer.
About the cuvée
After being hand harvested, everything is put in steel vats (no pressing or destemming takes place). The grapes are fermented at a low temperature with carbonic gas (no sufites are used) to induce the natural yeasts. The maturation for this cuvée is separated with 30% in oak barrels, 35% in stainless steel vats and 30% in oak casks. The winemaker’s anti-interventionist mentality allows the terroir to come through in the wine. The plot of land in Papolet is situated ontop of quartz rich soil which gives the wine a certain minerality dominated by fruit flavours. This wine is delicious younf but will develop a ripeness after a few years in a cellar. This cuvée is peculiar in that the Dutraive family bought these grapes from the Thillardon family after the Dutraives lost nearly all their harvest in 2016.
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