Rouges Queues, Maranges 1er Cru 'La Fussiere' 2020
La Fussière is one of the two premier cru vineyards that dominate the mid-slopes in the eastern part of the village appellation. Full southern exposure ensures full ripening and the soils are composed of gray and blue marl on top of the classic limestone & clay of the Côte d’Or. This vineyard is plowed entirely by horse to minimize the impact on the soil structure, flora and fauna.
This wine shows a very elegant structure of ripe tannins and good acidity. The aromatics lean towards red fruit and sweet spices with nice earth and juicy mid-palate. Expect this wine to age for at least 10 years, but it generally shows quite well in its youth and in 2020 it’s exceptional!
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Maranges
Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml
Domaine des Rouges Queues was established in 1998 by Isabelle and Jean-Yves Vantey. They farm six hectares biodynamically across 15 different sites in various appellations. The name 'Rouges Queues' or 'red tail' in English, came about by the 'Black Redstart' birds who are resident of the area.
Isabelle and Jean-Yves Vantey farm six hectares of certified biodynamic vineyards in Maranges, Santenay, and the Hautes- Côtes de Beaune. These wines are an excellent representation of good farming in Burgundy and showcase unique, expressive character of the terrior that is sometimes lost in the bigger estates. These are pure, alive and raw wines crafted with loved by this avant- garde couple that do almost everything themselves.