“In Chambolle there is a natural amphitheatre at the top of the slope from the lieu dit of Les Danguerrins that circles north around Les Porlottes to Les Clos that starts with North facing vineyards and follows around the hill, making the predominant exposition East facing. Les Fouchères sit’s at the bottom of the hill of this amphitheatre, also East facing. The name Fouchères comes from the old french word “fayard” meaning beechwood, of course nothing left of these trees but they were originally planted there long ago.
A compromise between the amphitheatre (freshness) and the good fruit maturity given by the 1er Cru Les Borniques below on the mid slope. Lots of rocks in the site. As Francois comments “Limestone. Pure, Tension”. Francois is very cautious with his intervention on this wine, very gentle. He likes the tension and elegance this site offers. Chambolle-Musigny Les Fouchères was planted in 1970.” – Importer’s note