2010 1er Cru Fonteny Domaine Huguenot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
A premier cru next to Grand Cru les Ruchottes. Deep rich soil. Powerful wine, deep colour and serious pull and weight. Lots of concentration and length. L&S (Dec 2011)
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Somewhat reductive at the moment, but the beautifully silky texture suggests an elegant future. Lively, delicate red fruit and elegant tannins. The oak needs time to integrate fully. A graceful wine with a poised, perfumed finish. Rating: 91 Natasha Hughes MW, www.wine-pages.com (Jan 2012)
The Huguenots can trace their history in Marsannay and working in the vines back to 1789. Currently the domaine is run by Philippe. His father Jean-Louis expanded the domaine from five to twenty-two hectares (twelve in Marsannay, six in Fixin, and four in Gevrey) before handing over the reins. Philippe has taken the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010).
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