'Respectful of the living, we leave nothing to chance to grow the finest grapes.'
Thomas Moschetta from Kinross has been watching closely the success of winemaker Marin Fumey as he leads the team at the award-winning Fumey Chatelain, cementing his reputation as the rising star of Jura. Small yet mighty, this wine region rivals’ Burgundy in regards to quality, so this bottle offers kiwis a chance to taste some rare Jura gold.
Jura is a fascinating wine region, between Burgundy and Switzerland. A continental cool climate region, the wine comes from Fumey Chatalain, 17 hectares of organically tended vineyard in the Arbois appellation.
This small family business was founded in the 1980’s by Raphaël Fumey (cousin of Stéphane Tissot and Frédéric Lornet) and his wife Adeline Chatelain.
When a terrible frost of 1991 destroyed about 95% of their vineyards, Raphael and Adeline decided to vinify the remaining grapes themselves.
The company is now spearheaded by their young and energetic son Marin, who has been combining winemaking duties at home with internships abroad since 2015 (including Burn Cottage in Central Otago).
All the domain’s wines are vinified naturally, with wild yeasts and no additives.
Almost all cuvées are bottled unfined and unfiltered, protected by a little bit of added sulphites.