Vineyard: Les Fuees is a 1er Cru vineyard that forms the south-west border of the grand cru Bonnes-Mares. It lies at about the same altitude as Bonnes-Mares; 280-300 meters. The name Fuee is a word of Burgundian origin meaning "the vineyard surface that a man can hoe in one day".
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
This too is attractively perfumed with its pure array of spicy red and dark currant aromas that once again are nuanced by hints of violet and tea. There is plenty of mid-palate density to the lavish and more mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that deliver solid depth and length on the well-balanced finish.