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
Production: 216 cases
Publication: Wine advocate
The 2013 Chambolle Musigny les Fuees 1er Cru comes from three parcels that were replanted in 1996, one part adjoining Christophe Roumier's holding. Here, the fruit veers toward the red side of the spectrum compared to the Les Bussières, cranberry and blackcurrant wafting gently and seductively from the glass, demonstrating some very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vivacious red cherries and wild strawberry fruit, fine tension and real elegance on the finish. It lingers beauitfully in the mouth - a wonderful expression of this premier cru that comes highly recommended.
Deep ruby color. There is enough reduction to mask the fruit but once again it appears to be ripe. There is a seductive mouth feel to the very round middle weight flavors where the underlying minerality is notably more prominent, all wrapped in a dusty, intense and lingering finish that displays just a hint of austerity. This is really quite good and worth you attention.