2017 Francois Millet Chambolle-Musigny ‘Les Foucheres’


The inugural release from one of Burgundy’s greatest winemakers. Francois Millet has been the chief winemaker at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé in Chambolle-Musigny since 1986 and continues this role to date, the custodian of some of the most prized vineyards in Burgundy.

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. Importer Notes.


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm