Lieu-dit Champagne is Jean-Louis Dutraive's most alluring wine, and is a reference for the grand potential of gamay, offering a wine that is rich and joyful with a long capacity for ageing. According to Jean-Louis, the vineyard name simply means "campagne" or countryside in local dialect, and since the name predates the famous sparkling wine, the Beaujolais is granted historic authority use it on their labels.
Shallow sandy soil over granit
Vines planted in1950s and 1980s
Vineyard size1.5 ha
Whole cluster natural yeast fermentation in concrete tanks
Elevage8 months in used barrels