Grapes, Pinot Noir
Serving: chilled (12–14°C)
Having worked alongside her husband Alexandre Jouveaux for many years, Maryse Chatelin caught the winemaking bug and decided to create her own cuvee.
Domaine Fauvettes is based in Uchizy,a tiny village in the Mâconnais, a district in the south of the Burgundy wine region in France, west of the Saône river.
From here she creates beautiful pinot noir from a tiny protected plot within the woodlands and planted onto pure pink limestone. A remote east facing site at 300m elevation, full of biodiversity and teeming with life.
In the cellar she shows great skill but always with respect for the terroir and the fruit it creates. Fermentations are carried out as infusions, the wines are aged in very old, large foudre ( fifteen months of élevage) and bottled by gravity directly from the casks, unfiltered, with nothing added at all.
A rare and wonderful wine. This is a silky and smooth pinot noir, with vibrant minerality and dark fruit flavours. A wonderful expression of the variety and the terroir.