Famille Dutraive Beaujolais Villages Lantignie 2021
If you came looking for this bottle, good on you. If you somehow stumbled here by accident, welcome to one of the most underrated winemakers in all of Beaujolais. Wine people are obsessed with Jean-Louis Dutraive, but for some reason, his name has managed to skirt the spotlight, and we’re determined to change that.
A bottle of Dutraive gives off the most insane aromatics and granitic minerality. It’s a party of the senses. This one, a more affordable alternative to his upper-end bottles, will deliver you straight into the heart of his operation at a reasonable price point. It comes from his side project with his three children and is full of fresh fruit, and nervy energy. It’s made with organic Gamay sourced from neighboring vineyards and is an absolute joy to drink — the definition of the good stuff.