Fleurie Lieu-dit Champagne

Jean-Louis Dutraive

Jean-Louis Dutraive Fleurie Lieu-dit Champagne
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Fleurie

Variety

Gamay

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.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Lieu-dit "Champagne"

Soil type

Shallow sandy soil over granit

Vines planted in1950s and 1980s
Vineyard size1.5 ha
Altitude260 m
Vinification

Whole cluster natural yeast fermentation in concrete tanks

Elevage8 months in used barrels
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