Dutraive, Famille Chenas Les Perelles [lieu-dit]

Dutraive, Famille


Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML, 1.5 L
Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Appellation: Chenas
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Gamay
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Les Perelles is a 250 meter altitude 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.
Orientation: Northeast-facing
Soil: Sedimentary, gravelly, alluvial soils; very compact.
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: Les Perelles 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 tastes like a Dutraive wine with its fresh-fruit quality and energetic style.