Domaine de la Grand’Cour JL Dutraive Saint-Amour Clos du Chapitre 2020
Domaine de la Grand’Cour JL Dutraive Saint-Amour Clos du Chapitre 2020 from 8wines
Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving. Fifth generation vigneron Jean-Louis took over the running of the family domaine in 1989 and made it his lifelong mission to put Beaujolais on the map for elegant and serious wines which capture the beauty of the terroir and the Gamay grape. Jean-Louis uses artisanal methods wherever possible and farms all of the family’s 11.5 hectares of vines organically to produce top quality raw ingredients for his wines. This refined red from the Saint-Amour appellation of Beaujolais is a single vineyard wine made from the family’s Clos du Chapitre vineyard which was planted back in the 1970s. The ancient alluvial and pebbly soils here are well-draining and the vines get plenty of exposure to the sun, helping to produce balanced wines with ripe fruit balanced by refreshing acidity. Jean-Louis harvests the domaine’s grapes by hand and uses carbonic maceration to enhance the natural freshness of the fruit before fermentation with wild yeasts. The young wine is then transferred to oak barrels for 8 months before it is bottled without fining or filtering. The result is an energetic and enchanting wine that’s bursting with bright red cherry, hints of dried herbs, and a mouthwatering freshness on the finish.
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