Famille Dutraive Haut du Bois de Leynes is an organic monovarietal Gamay red wine from the Domaine de la Grand'Cour, in Beaujolais, France, made under the parameters of organic farming.
Domaine de la Grand'Cour was already one of Fleurie's oldest properties when Jean-Louis Dutraive bought it in 1969. In 2009 it was certified as an organic winery, and the property currently has around 10.6 hectares, of which 1.6 hectares are in Brouilly and the rest in Fleurie, in excellent locations with clear and sandy soils with particles of pink-white granite.
For producing Famille Dutraive Haut du Bois de Leynes the bunches are picked by hand, and a carbonic maceration is then carried out with their native yeasts. To do this, the bunches are vatted whole, surrounded by an atmosphere of carbon dioxide gas for a certain time, giving rise to a fermentation inside each grain in the bunch.
Domaine de la Grand'Cour thus obtains a light, complex and marvelous Beaujolais to which no sulphites or other oenological products are added.
Jean-Louis Dutraive, who is a true master in the production of Gamay wines, directs all his efforts towards offering wines that reflect the territory above all else, such as this Famille Dutraive Haut du Bois de Leynes, a complex wine that presents fruity notes of raspberry or blueberry accompanied by a particular minerality and the freshness provided by mint or eucalyptus. A red that is pure seduction!