Vineyard: Nearly 50 year old vines in Les Chatelots, this 2.96 hectares 1er Cru vineyard sits close to the village of Chambolle and part of the vineyard adjoins Charmes.
Soil: Clay-limestone with a fair amount of stones
Viticulture: Lutte raisonée, organic after the flowering
Vinification: Traditional vinification; 7 day cold maceration, 3 week alcoholic fermentation.
Aging: Aged in French barrels, 30% of which are new
Production: 250 cases
Notes: Vibrant, polished and structured, yet delicate.
A discreet application of wood allows the airy, pure and elegant aromas of violet, plum and exotic tea to shine. There is a cool and restrained mouth feel to the punchy medium weight flavors that offer good richness yet also pretty good delineation on the soil and mineral-inflected finish that is dusty, balanced and solidly persistent. It's rare that even a very good Chatelots can match an average Fuées but that is the case here.