DOMAINE DES FAUVETTES
De l’Aube à l’Aube 2020
From young vines of Pinot Noir planted over pure limestone in Uchizy, facing east, some three hundred metres above sea level. The grapes were fermented as whole bunches for ten days in cuve, left to infuse without pigeage or remontage, before being pressed off to large foudres for one year of élevage. Bottled by hand directly from the casks, in this warmer vintage soft, supple tannins frame woodsy notes of black fruits, earth and spice making for a unique, compelling take on the grape.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
From a tiny cellar adjacent to her home in the village of Uchizy in the Mâconnais, Maryse Chatelin produces wines of rare finesse.
Having worked alongside her husband Alexandre Jouveaux for many years, in 2012 Maryse found herself a quiet spot amongst woodland outside the village and planted a small parcel of Pinot Noir over pure limestone. The vines face east and are amongst the highest in the region at three hundred metres above sea level, a real boon in the age of climate change. The vineyard’s remote location allows for a focus on biodiversity and the beautiful site positively teems with life. She also farms a small, sixty year old parcel of Chardonnay in Viré-Classé
In the cellar, Maryse displays a real lightness of touch. Fermentations are carried out as infusions, the wines are aged in old foudres and bottled by gravity directly from the casks, unfiltered, with nothing added at any stage.
Achingly pure, Maryse’s wines are unlike any we have tried from Mâcon.