2018 Fumey Chatelain Arbois Ploussard
Domaine Fumey-Chatelain has been run by Raphaël Fumey and his wife Adeline Chatelain, since 1991. The pair built up a steady local reputation for their wines after nearly loosing everything to frost in 1991, gradually increasing their vineyard area to 17ha, with more area to be taken over soon.
Their son, Marin Fumey has officially partnered with his parents on the estate since rushing back after harvest in Australia (and previously South Africa) in April in the middle of lockdown. However, he has been the main winemaker for a few years, while Raphaël runs the vineyards and Adeline the sales side. As he had for several years previously, Marin had been doing the Southern Hemisphere harvest – over the years, he has worked among others with Spinifex in Barossa, Barn Cottage in Central Otago and Peter-Allan Finlayson’s Crystallum in South Africa.
He has ambitious plans to move the family estate towards export sales and is hoping to fully convert the domaine to organics and biodynamics in 2022, if all goes well.
Where: Jura, France
How: Pinot? No, Ploussard! Distinctly french, drink it with anything.