Grapes: Pinot + Ploussard
Region: Jura, France
Soils: Blue Marl
Vinification: Whole cluster pinot + destemmed ploussard,
Aging: 10 months in barrels
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Established by Adeline and Raphaël in 1986, Fumey-Chatelain has since transitioned to a dynamic family venture, encompassing 17 hectares and transitioning to biodynamic practices (hoping to complete a full conversion by the end this year). Marin Fumey's introduction to the estate undoubtedly brought new momentum to this exciting project. His journey included training alongside his parents, formal education in viticulture and oenology in Beaune, as well as diverse experiences abroad. Having returned from his travels in 2015, he took the reins of the winery, elevating the quality of the estate’s winemaking and propelling the domaine toward a highly promising future.
Vines date as far back as 70 years and many were propagated with sélection massale. Since 2017 the entire domaine has been in conversion to organics and has since implemented biodynamic practices too.
In the cellar, Marin takes a hands-off approach: wines are vinified using native yeasts and undergo no fining or filtration whatsoever. The results are staggeringly beautiful imprints of terroir which have earned this domaine a loyal following. But it seems Raphaël has no plans to rest on his laurels: “With each passing year we try harder to produce better wine. Wines that are more vibrant and alive.”