Dutraive Justin Les Tours Beaujolais Villages
Sourced from the hillside parcel of "Les Tours" in the village of Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne near the Crus of Brouilly and Cote de Brouilly. South-facing. Very fine granite soils. Organically farmed.
At harvest, grapes are picked into small bins and refrigerated before going into the vat in order to ensure the purest semi-carbonic maceration. Justin vinified his wine in a sphere-shaped fiberglass tank that you turn on its axis as opposed to using a pump-over method. This is done most frequently in the final days of maceration, encouraging textural richness in the wine. All natural yeast fermentation and little or no sulfur additions. Aged in neutral barrel. Justin's Beaujolais Villages Les Tours was farmed, vinified and aged in accordance with the moon. It is a step up in structure and concentration from its baby brother Les Bulands. An exciting addition from this exciting young vigneron.