Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Les Clos Cuvée Vielles Vignes Fleurie Gamay

9.140 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
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Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.4

Excellent new find. Thank you Raj

Excellent new find. Thank you Raj

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2015
Nick Davis

Sublime and lively Beaujolais, a wonderful treat. En Magnum.

Sublime and lively Beaujolais, a wonderful treat. En Magnum.

Oct 20th, 2016
Melissa Sorongon

Co-Owner of Piedrasassi winery, Provignage winemaking consulting company

9.3

Well, that's delicious. Dutraive 2013. Not completely typical Fleurie but delicious nonetheless.

Well, that's delicious. Dutraive 2013. Not completely typical Fleurie but delicious nonetheless.

Jun 16th, 2015
Doug Cook

Brimming with black cherry, but bright & elegant, with just a touch of funk. First two bottles were corked, but this is brilliant.

Brimming with black cherry, but bright & elegant, with just a touch of funk. First two bottles were corked, but this is brilliant.

Dec 16th, 2014
Garrett Smith

Sommelier Restaurant DANIEL

9.2

Turkey wine. Magnum. Yum.

Turkey wine. Magnum. Yum.

Nov 28th, 2014
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.4

Varietals: Gamay
Organic: Certified
Vineyard: A true clos (walled vineyard) and eight hectare monopole of Dutraive's. Vine age ranges from 30-70 years old. A true clos (walled vineyard) and eight hectare monopole of Dutraive's. Made from the oldest vines in the vineyard, planted in the 1940s.
Orientation: South, southeast-facing
Soil: Pink granite shingles
Viticulture: No herbicides or pesticides, organically farmed, certified since 2009 vintage.
Vinification: Traditional vinification without sulfur and with natural yeast at very low temperatures. Carbonic maceration and little or no filtering.
Aging: 100% in 1-5 year old french oak barrels

Rating: 92 JG
The old vine bottling from Monsieur Dutraive hails from a parcel of sixty-five to seventyfive year-old vines and is raised entirely in Burgundy barrels, ranging from one to five years of age, so there is a little wood influence to this cuvée. The 2013 is outstanding, offering up a deep and nascently complex bouquet of cherries, raspberries, coffee, gamebird, lovely soil tones, spice elements redolent of clove and mace, a bit of mustard seed and a nice touch of cedary new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and youthfully structured, with a sappy core, fine soil signature and a bit of tannin to resolve on the long, youthful finish. This is emphatically not a classic style of Fleurie, but it is an extremely well-made wine whose inspiration seems to be as much Vosne-Romanée as it is Fleurie. The focus and balance here are impeccable and I see no reason this wine will not age superbly well, and for those who are looking for a gateway Fleurie to make the transition from the Côte d’Or to Cru Beaujolais, this is a perfect wine! 2017-2030+. - John Gilman

Varietals: Gamay
Organic: Certified
Vineyard: A true clos (walled vineyard) and eight hectare monopole of Dutraive's. Vine age ranges from 30-70 years old. A true clos (walled vineyard) and eight hectare monopole of Dutraive's. Made from the oldest vines in the vineyard, planted in the 1940s.
Orientation: South, southeast-facing
Soil: Pink granite shingles
Viticulture: No herbicides or pesticides, organically farmed, certified since 2009 vintage.
Vinification: Traditional vinification without sulfur and with natural yeast at very low temperatures. Carbonic maceration and little or no filtering.
Aging: 100% in 1-5 year old french oak barrels

Rating: 92 JG
The old vine bottling from Monsieur Dutraive hails from a parcel of sixty-five to seventyfive year-old vines and is raised entirely in Burgundy barrels, ranging from one to five years of age, so there is a little wood influence to this cuvée. The 2013 is outstanding, offering up a deep and nascently complex bouquet of cherries, raspberries, coffee, gamebird, lovely soil tones, spice elements redolent of clove and mace, a bit of mustard seed and a nice touch of cedary new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and youthfully structured, with a sappy core, fine soil signature and a bit of tannin to resolve on the long, youthful finish. This is emphatically not a classic style of Fleurie, but it is an extremely well-made wine whose inspiration seems to be as much Vosne-Romanée as it is Fleurie. The focus and balance here are impeccable and I see no reason this wine will not age superbly well, and for those who are looking for a gateway Fleurie to make the transition from the Côte d’Or to Cru Beaujolais, this is a perfect wine! 2017-2030+. - John Gilman

Nov 18th, 2014
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This is so delicious it should come with a straw!

This is so delicious it should come with a straw!

Mar 6th, 2015
Patrick V

Much more restrained than I expected - still the floral and berry aromas but a much hardier body and flavor.

Much more restrained than I expected - still the floral and berry aromas but a much hardier body and flavor.

May 13th, 2016
Charles Shioleno

Bright, fresh, strawberry, and some earthy funk. Delicious.

Bright, fresh, strawberry, and some earthy funk. Delicious.

Feb 14th, 2016
Caleb Pietrafesa

Incredible, delicate and bright. Herbaceous, cherry, orange blossom, straw, with a strong top note of pomelo. Medium light body and velvet tannins. Gamay might be my new favorite.

Incredible, delicate and bright. Herbaceous, cherry, orange blossom, straw, with a strong top note of pomelo. Medium light body and velvet tannins. Gamay might be my new favorite.

Oct 22nd, 2015