Vineyard: En Papolet is a 300 meter Chenas vineyard owned and farmed by Thillardon, who was kindly willing to sell the Dutraive family some fruit following the destructive storms that ravaged Fleurie vineyards.
Soil: Very fine granite
Viticulture: Farmed organically
Vinification: Semi-carbon fermentation/maceration; no sulfur in vinification, all wild yeast fermenation
Aging: Aged in combination of stainless steel tank and barrel
Production: Very limited
Notes: En Papolet Chenas is one of four wines from the Dutraive family negociant project created in response to crop losses of 90% from storms that ravaged the vineyards of Fleurie. While it is farmed by family friend Paul-Henri Thillardon, it beautifully represents Dutraive's fresh-fruited, soulful style, an etereal texture, along with a savory/sweet component that keeps you coming back for more.