Justin Dutraive Beaujolais Villages Les Tours (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017 Front Label
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Justin Dutraive Beaujolais Villages Les Tours (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017

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Winemaker Notes

#42 wine in VinePair's Top 50 of 2018

Deeper and more serious, the 2017 Beaujolais-Villages Les Tours exhibits a plummy bouquet of deep red fruit, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate with greater amplitude and dimension.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deeper and more serious, the 2017 Beaujolais-Villages Les Tours exhibits a plummy bouquet of deep red fruit, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate with greater amplitude and dimension.

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Justin Dutraive, France
Justin Dutraive has Fleurie in his veins. As the eldest son of the incomparable Jean-Louis Dutriave, he grew up overhearing the conversations (and sipping the bottles) of Jean Foillard, Yvon Métras, Sylvain Chanudet and of course, his father Jean-Louis. The Dutraive family home and the Domaine de la Grand'Cour are one in the same. There is a constant flow of visiting vignerons from every generation for lunches, dinners, casse-croûte ("breaking of bread"), walks in the vines, and tastings in the cellar. Jean-Louis' door is always open, as are his bottles. His influence on the youth of the region was deeply and instantly felt in his son Justin's inaugural release: Beaujolais "Les Bulands". Following internships with family friends Jean Foillard and Julie Balagny, and harvests in Australia and Oregon's Willamette Valley (with Bill Holloran), Justin returned to the family domaine to work alongside his father. In addition to his commitment to the Grand'Cour, Justin craved the experience of crafting his first solo wine and went hunting for vines. He leased the small plot of "Les Bullands" located below the village of Fleurie. Bordered by trees and a stream to the south, train tracks to the east, and a cornfield on the western edge, it is a humble terroir but it was a good place to begin as it is flat (easy to work) and the rent was low since nobody else was interested and it was going to be uprooted otherwise. Justin immediately went into organic conversion, farming the only way he knows how. And given the vines' proximity to the stream and mediocre drainage, it has proven to be beneficial in hot dry years that seem to becoming more the norm. At harvest, grapes are picked into small bins and refrigerated before going into the vat for semi-carbonic maceration. Justin vinifies his wines in a sphere-shaped fiberglass tank that you turn on its axis as opposed to using a pump-over method. This is done most frequently in the final days of maceration, encouraging textural richness in the wine. From Les Bulands, Justin produces a powerful, cherried and snappy Beaujolais that surpasses the appellation's reputation of occasionally lean wines. While Justin's low-key, chill demeanor is a far cry from his father's ebullience, their shared traits of hard-work and humility provide an unshakable foundation. Justin has augmented his miniscule production with a Beaujolais Villages "Les Tours" from organically farmed hillside vines near the southern village of Saint-Etienne-de-la Varenne on the border of Brouilly, as well as Fleurie "Pied d'Aroux" from his mother's vines on the La Madone hillside. Both wines show great promise for Justin's future!
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The bucolic region often identified as the southern part of Burgundy, Beaujolais actually doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the rest of the region in terms of climate, soil types and grape varieties. Beaujolais achieves its own identity with variations on style of one grape, Gamay.

Gamay was actually grown throughout all of Burgundy until 1395 when the Duke of Burgundy banished it south, making room for Pinot Noir to inhabit all of the “superior” hillsides of Burgundy proper. This was good news for Gamay as it produces a much better wine in the granitic soils of Beaujolais, compared with the limestone escarpments of the Côte d’Or.

Four styles of Beaujolais wines exist. The simplest, and one that has regrettably given the region a subpar reputation, is Beaujolais Nouveau. This is the Beaujolais wine that is made using carbonic maceration (a quick fermentation that results in sweet aromas) and is released on the third Thursday of November in the same year as harvest. It's meant to drink young and is flirty, fruity and fun. The rest of Beaujolais is where the serious wines are found. Aside from the wines simply labelled, Beaujolais, there are the Beaujolais-Villages wines, which must come from the hilly northern part of the region, and offer reasonable values with some gems among them. The superior sections are the cru vineyards coming from ten distinct communes: St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Any cru Beajolais will have its commune name prominent on the label.

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Delightfully playful, but also capable of impressive gravitas, Gamay is responsible for juicy, berry-packed wines. From Beaujolais, Gamay generally has three classes: Beaujolais Nouveau, a decidedly young, fruit-driven wine, Beaujolais Villages and Cru Beaujolais. The Villages and Crus are highly ranked grape growing communes whose wines are capable of improving with age whereas Nouveau, released two months after harvest, is intended for immediate consumption. Somm Secret—The ten different Crus have their own distinct personalities—Fleurie is delicate and floral, Côte de Brouilly is concentrated and elegant and Morgon is structured and age-worthy.

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