Dutraive Grand Cour Fleurie Clos De La Grand Cour 2020
This exotic beauty is perhaps the most understated and rustic in Jean-Louis’ range. Like all the wines made by Jean-Louis, this wine finds a striking level of purity and focus after some time in the glass. It is the only wine in the range that spends time in old large foudre in addition to concrete. This elevage slowly softens the piercing aromas into a wine that has a little more rustic and sauvage (but clean!) character than the rest of the wines. It is a beauty and is always underrated in this line of brilliantly expressive wines. Jean-Louis uses different levels of Sulfur in his cuvées and this wine sees a single addition of 10 parts per million SO2 one month before bottling. All of Jean-Louis’ wines are made with whole clusters, zero extraction and natural fermentations. They are made from a combination of nearly perfect farming and zen-like observation.