Marin Fumey, a young purebred Jura winegrower, has always bathed in Vin Jaune! His parents Adeline and Raphaël founded the estate in 1986 with only 56 acres of vines. While it remains a family affair, today Fumey-Chatelain totals sixteen hectares of vines in the process of being converted to organics. More recently, it was the arrival of their son Marin at the estate, in 2015, that gave it a new impetus. He learned with his parents, and went through the Beaune Viticulture-Oenology diploma, then left for Paris and worked at L’Ambassade de Bourgogne, where he trained his palate. It was during his Southern Hemisphere travels that he rediscovered a number of approaches, like the whole-bunches vinification in Australia at Spinifex Wine, or the tidying of the vineyard as if it was garden at Burn Cottage Vineyard in New-Zealand, or at Alheit Vineyards in South Africa where he refined the vinification of the whites. A maturity that is reflected in the juices, and an estate to follow very, very closely.
A powerful and complex nose with notes of roasted apricot, orange peel, acacia honey, hazelnut, and quince... Palate: a wine with a great deal of residual sugars, but balanced by just the right amount of acidity. A sublime sweet cuvée, at once rich, elegant and smooth. Bottle of 37,5 cl.
A nose of undergrowth, cherries, spices, and cocoa, at once fruity and smoky... Palate: powerful upon opening, this needs some time to air before revealing its finesse, smoothness, and long, red plum finish.
Oh Savagnin, how we love you! A quintessential expression of the grape variety, with an oxidative nose of fresh nuts, dried fruits and spices. The palate is in harmony with the nose, boasting power, volume and length, citrus fruit acidity, and a touch of salt on the finish.