Brand: Jean-Louis Dutraive is renowned for crafting wines that are “some of the most unique aromatically and texturally in all of Beaujolais”. In 2016, between the frost in May and the hail that devastated Fleurie a month later, he lost 90% of his grapes. From this loss, the Cap ô Sud line was created. According to Polaner Selections, the US importer, Jean Louis “began to question how a small family domaine would eventually support his three children, all of whom wish to play a role in the family business. Thanks to Jean-Louis’ inextinguishable spirit and a large network of friends throughout France, the négociant Famille Dutraive was born. The foursome — Jean-Louis and his children Ophélie, Justin and Lucas — are committed to sourcing organically-farmed fruit, which is still rare in Beaujolais.”
Winemaking: Grapes are from vineyards with clay and limestone soil in Peyriac de Mer (near Corbieres), owned and farmed by Magali Terrier of Les Deux Anes.
Semi-carbon fermentation/maceration; no sulfur in vinification, all wild yeast fermentation, aged in neutral barrels.
Tasting Notes: Light garnet with pink edges in colour, very aromatic, with rose petal, sea spray, strawberry, cherry, orange zest and Parliament funk. Airy, gossamer layers of silky pomegranate, cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, orange zest, pink peppercorn and saline minerality. A refreshing bitter element spotlights fresh fruit on the dry finish. Friendly, complex, engaging, fantastic on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. [Enjoy chilled.]
Vin de France
Bottled by SARL Famille Dutraive
Enjoy now thru 2020