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2018 Fumey Chatelain Ploussard

Jura, France

Soft and approachable Jura red, with a minerally backbone and a hint of weight.

$50.00

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About

About The Wine

Tasty Ploussard from the beautiful Arbois part of Jura, a red that has concentration without heaviness, and a lovely drawn-out minerally finish.

Sourced from 70 year-old vines, fully destemmed and aged without oak interference, this is a very enjoyable, focused light red, filled with floral notes and spicy red fruits.

NB: Poulsard and Ploussard are the same grape, different villages within Jura spell and pronounce it differently... Merci for that!

About 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."

Vineyards of Fumey Chatelain
Vineyards of Fumey Chatelain
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Ploussard from clay-limestone soils. Two weeks maceration, then aged for a year and a half. Light and fruity red wine, some extraction, juicy, racy and wild, a true regional wine.

Blend : Poulsard (100%)
Drink Until : 2027

Cellars at Fumey Chatelain
Cellars at Fumey Chatelain
Jura, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Based in the ‘grand cru’ hamlet of Montigny-les-Arsures, Fumey Chatelain is a dad and son family endeavour on the rise and rise. Some good international input and learning has helped shaped the project, though the Fumey family have been dedicated farmer-producers over several decades. Ploussard usually is the star red variety for me. This is supple and dark fruited, light on its feet despite the depth of flavour and savouriness found in the wine. Quite ‘minerally’ in the mixed mineral sense too. Lots of sour plum and sweet raspberry notes in this wine, though all that is dusted with mushroom-truffle-like earthy sweetness and there’s sprigs of alpine herb tossed in for good measure. Light on, even, good flow, relatively ‘simple with satiny texture and a little chew of tannin to close. Very pleasing." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front).

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