Famille Dutraive, Chiroubles 2019Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
With a father like the beloved and famous Jean-Louis Dutraive it does not hurt the eldest son in his quest to find his own voice amongst the vines and rolling hills of the sleepy appellation of Beaujolais. With the region gaining much attention from wine geeks worldwide due to the versatility of the wines (for dining or just flat out drinking), the camaraderie of the vignerons is unparalleled. There is a young, energetic group with easy access to top vineyard sites and everyone is cheering each other on. Even after the devastating 2016 vintage, which was wiped out from hail storms, the producers remain affable and optimistic. In fact, that is how "Famille Dutraive" came about; it's a negociant project co-owned by Jean-Louis and his three children. The fruit is sourced and then vinified by the Dutraive family in their cellars. Even after the awful vintage, it seems the family continues to enjoy sourcing from other villages for their fruit.
This is a lively blend from two separate old vine sites in the cru of Chiroubles. Poullet is the first vineyard with a hillside at almost 400 meters in altitude and vines aged 70 years. The other vineyard site is Javernaud located at over 400 meters with vines aged about 60 years. This is a bright, fresh, and quaffable wine from Chiroubles.