2018 Domaine de la Grand Cour Chapelle des Bois Fleurie Beaujolais
Incorrectly perhaps, Fleurie’s wines are often stereotyped as light and floral. Carrying on from his father Jean-Louis, Justin Dutraive’s wines are not just silky, pure fruited fun. There’s a serious structure and brackish, earthy charm about them.
Graceful, perhaps, but with unexpected depth and rigour, that demands your attention and a suitably paired dish of braised meat.