Synopsis, Our Opinion: EXCELLENT cru Beaujolais that’s a good value.
Producer/Winery: Jean-Louis Dutraive; Fleurie, France.
Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation: Fleurie; Beaujolais, France.
Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.
Paired With: Smoked chicken, rice pilaf and roasted zucchini.
He said: Open one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby red color. Substantial damp earth, raspberry, cherry and strawberry aromas. INTENSE, silky texture, lots of body, ripe fruit taste that just continues all the way to the end of the dusty, very slightly tart finish. Mouth watering soft edges, but more like a Pinot Noir than Beauijolais with its luscious red fruit flavors and fine grain tannins. OUTSTANDING with the smoked chicken. We drank this blind with Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais 2014 and everyone at the table chose this wine as the one they liked best. EXCELLENT cru Beaujolais that’s a good value.
She said: Opaque, dusty red with sparse evenly spaced moderately moving legs. A Beaujolais like this can really win me over. It had a heady leather aroma with lots of fruity flavors that lasted through the long finish. The mouth-feel was medium bodied and silky smooth with soft tannins. It was a bit rough and ready, but excellent with the dinner and especially pleasing with the roasted zucchini.
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: The Source European Wine Imports; Napa, California.
Photo from Jean-Louis Dutraive.