Alcohol Grade: 13.3%
Aging/ Vinification: Organically farmed 50 year-old vines in lieu-dit ‘Sauvagny’, marl and limestone soils. Direct press, natural fermentation in tank, 21 months aging on the lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aging potential: 4-6 years
Best to have it: 10-12ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Domaine Fumey Chatelain
Fumey Chatelain is a husband and wife team – Raphael Fumey and Adeline Chatelain, who tend about 17 hectares of vineyards in the Jura subregion of Arbois.
Thirty years ago they were solely grape-growers but after the devastating frost of 1991 left them with only a tiny crop to sell they decided to make the wine themselves, and have not looked back since.
Now based in Montigny-lès-Arsures, the recent wines are predominantly the work of their globetrotting son, Marin, who has spent time at Spinifex in the Barossa among many other vintage stints around the world.
The wines are made with minimum intervention and they are in the process of organic and biodynamic certification. As they say…”respectful of the living soil we do everything possible to obtain healthy berries. Good wines are produced with great grapes.”