Established in 1969, Jean-Louis Dutraive's Domaine de la Grand’Cour in Fleurie consists of three lieux-dits: Clos de la Grand’Cour, Chapelle des Bois, and Champagne, which make up a total of 9 hectares. Additionally, the domaine has 1.6 hectares in the cru of Brouilly from where the Dutraive family originally hails. The average age of the vines are around 40-50 years, with a good chunk over 80 years of age. Jean-Louis is a devout practitioner of organic viticulture with the property certified by ECOCERT since 2009. Harvest is done by hand and grapes are immediately placed in tank at low temperatures to begin carbonic maceration. The wines ferment naturally with indigenous yeast and are macerated on the skins for anywhere from 15-30 days depending on the vintage and the particular wine. Minimal SO2 is used. Dutraive's Fleuries are now among the most sought-after wines of Beaujolais.
"Wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums, rose petals and sweet spices, the 2020 Fleurie is medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with a fleshy core of fruit, fine tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a perfumed finish. After the ethereal, classically proportioned 2019, the 2020 represents a return to the richer register that followers of this estate will remember from recent vintages, such as 2018, 2017 and 2015."(93 points)-Robert Parker