Producer Profile

Dutraive

Fleurie, distinguished as one of Beaujolais' most refined appellations, is nestled in the northern sector alongside other esteemed crus. Its terroir is marked by intricate soils, predominantly schist and granite, underpinning Jean-Louis Dutraive's vines in granite-rich earth, except for the limestone-based Brouilly. Spanning elevations from 250 to 500 meters, the vineyards boast diverse topography, with Dutraive's vines conveniently situated a short walk from the town center at around 300 meters. Despite Beaujolais' semi-continental climate, warmer than much of Burgundy, cooling breezes from the eastern foothills of the Massif Central provide respite in the evenings. This distinctive blend of soil, elevation, and climate imparts a unique elegance to Fleurie wines.

Where The Wines Come From

Beaujolais

Beaujolais, renowned for its distinctive natural wine profile, embodies the essence of the region's terroir with its vibrant and expressive character. Crafted primarily from the Gamay grape, Beaujolais natural wines are celebrated for their purity, freshness, and lively acidity. These wines often exhibit charming aromas of red berries, particularly strawberries and cherries, accompanied by floral notes and subtle earthy undertones. On the palate, Beaujolais natural wines delight with their juicy fruitiness, offering flavors of ripe raspberries and cranberries, supported by soft tannins and a refreshing minerality. With minimal intervention in the winemaking process, these wines showcase the true essence of the grape and the unique terroir of the Beaujolais region, making them a delightful choice for wine enthusiasts seeking authentic and approachable expressions of natural winemaking.