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2017 Francois Millet & Fils Chambolle-Musigny les Foucheres

Burgundy, France

Mesmeric Red Burgundy from a legendary producer and a famous appellation.

$350.00

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About the Wine

Extraordinary inaugural release from Francois Millet of Comte Georges de Vogue fame. Concentrated, dense red fruits are balanced with an incredible lightness of touch.

Scents of pomegranate, cranberry and redcurrants flow through effortlessly to a detailed, deft, caressing palate, with great succulence and persistence of flavour. You have to let it linger...

Les Foucheres is a 'lieu-dit', and 'named-place' vineyard within the famous Chambolle-Musigny appellation.

About Francois Millet

Chief winemaker at the illustrious Comte George de Vogue since 1986,Francois Millet is a Burgundian legend. He and his sons recently started their own label, starting with the wonderful 2017 vintage, and the first releases are utterly exceptional.

Francois only works with known growers in the Cote d'Or, using minimal intervention methods that preserve all the innate freshness, juiciness and clarity of the terroir. Contact with the grapes is only undertaken when deemed necessary to achieve the truest expression of nature.

Additional Info

From the Importer

In Chambolle there is a natural ampitheatre at the top of the slope from the lieu dit of Les Danguerrins that circles north around Les Porlottes to Les Clos that starts with North facing vineyards and follows around the hill, making the predominent exposition East facing. Les Foucheres sit’s at the bottom of the hill of this ampitheatre, also East facing. The name Fouchères comes from the old french word "fayard" meaning beechwood, of course nothing left of these trees but they were originally planted there long ago.

A compromise between the amphitheatre (freshness) and the good fruit maturity given by the 1er Cru Les Borniques below on the mid slope. Lots of rocks in the site. As Francois comments “Limestone. Pure, Tension”. Francois is very cautious with his intervention on this wine, very gentle. He likes the tension and elegance this site offers. Chambolle-Musigny les Fouchères was planted in 1970. Bottled in May 2019

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035

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DDS review

A pinot noir to sip, savour and reflect upon the wonder that fermented grapes can bring. - Different Drop

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