Dutraive, Justin Beaujolais Les Bullands

Dutraive, Justin


Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML, 1.5 L
Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Appellation: Beaujolais
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Gamay
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Les Bullands is an organically farmed site located below the village of Fleurie.
Viticulture: No herbacides or pesticides, organically farmed, soils are worked, all fruit is hand-harvested.
Vinification: At harvest, grapes are picked into small bins and refrigerated before going into the vat in order to ensure the purest semi-carbonic maceration. Justin vinified his wine in a sphere-shaped fiberglass container 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. All natural yeast fermentation and little or no sulfur additions. Justin adheres to his father's cellar motto of "minimal intervention and maximum surveillance".
Aging: Aged 6-9 months in fiberglass tank.
Production: Very limited
Notes: Justin's first solo Bojo is as juicy and joyful as it gets! Upon its release, his father and friends were said to consume a few magnums on the back patio overlooking the Clos de la Grand'Cour. It's an easy sipper and an exciting first effort from the next generation. Making papa proud!