2011 1er Cru Fonteny Domaine Huguenot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
Round and ripe and rich, with an interesting salinity too. Lifted fruit, really quite mineral, Pure and very dry and long. A very clayey soil above Corbeau - next to Mazis and Ruchottes going south out of the village. Fruit very much still there on the finish. L&S (Jan 2013)
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Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2013)
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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