Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive) Les Clos Cuvée Vielles Vignes Fleurie Gamay 2013

9.138 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Ehren Jordan Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

Excellent new find. Thank you Raj

Excellent new find. Thank you Raj

9.4

Nick Davis Delectable Pro

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

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

10

Melissa Sorongon Delectable Pro

Co-Owner of Piedrasassi winery, Provignage winemaking consulting company

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.

9.3

Doug Cook Delectable Pro

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.

9.2

Garrett Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Restaurant DANIEL

Turkey wine. Magnum. Yum.

Turkey wine. Magnum. Yum.

9.2

Brian McMahon Delectable Pro

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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

9.4

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This is so delicious it should come with a straw!

This is so delicious it should come with a straw!

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.

9.2

Charles Shioleno

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

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

8.9

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.

9.4

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