Region: Fleurie, Beaujolais, France
Vinification: Whole cluster/Carbonic maceration
Aging: French Oak barrel
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: Minimal added
Notes on the Producer: Jean-Louis Dutraive joined his father at the family estate in 1977 and now represents the fifth generation of Domaine de la Grand’Cour. Their estate is comprised of 10.6 hectares of organically farmed vines. Fruit for ‘Le Clos’ comes from organically farmed 80-year-old vines and is vinified with native yeasts via carbonic maceration then aged in French oak. Silky and smooth, the wine shows flavors of cherry, cloves, and a hint of black pepper.