Domaine Felettig, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Combottes 2020
Get to know: Domaine Felettig, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Combottes 2020
"A blend of purchased fruit from Aux Combottes and Les Combottes, Felettig's 2020 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru is showing especially well, wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, rose petals and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, floral and charming, it's melting and sensual, concluding with a long, saline finish."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 points.
If any domaine has made more dramatic progress over the last handful of vintages, we would be very surprised. Henri Felettig, a former vineyard worker, founded this domaine in 1974. His children Gilbert (viticulture and vinification) and Christine (commercial) joined him in 1993 and now run this 12.5-hectare domaine, which comprises some 100 individual parcels! Viticulture is now organic, with no use of herbicides or insecticides, their vines are mostly old (40-50 years), and everything is harvested by hand. Following a rigorous selection, during which the grapes are sorted in both the vineyard and cuverie, they then undergo a 5–7 day cold maceration at 10°C prior to fermentation and a three-week cuvaison. Gilbert is now far gentler in terms of frequency and intensity of pipeage and now prefers limited pumping over, which is borne out by the precision and purity of their wines.
This cuvée of Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru comes from a plot called "Les Combottes" located in the the valley of the village of Chambolle, with an area of 0.25 hectares. The exposure is south east, and the plot is located at mid-hill, at an altitude of 330 meters.
The average yield is 40 HL / ha, producing about 1.500 bottles per year.