2018 Les Parcellaires de Saulx Chambolle Musigny 1er Les Feusselottes France
Located in the heart of the village, Feusselottes’ soil is comprised of red silt from the valley. This shallow soil intensifies the subtle minerality, fine grain and spicy accents of the wine. The name of the hamlet means “the little pits” and the vines are in fact located in a slight dip in the land in the centre of the village between 2 slopes of Chambolle. Aged in barrel for 12 - 15 months. Only one barrel made.
Although small, Les Parcellaires de Saulx is certainly a high quality négoce to watch with interest. Still in its formative years, the quality here is almost certain to rise as the winemaking team strive to get even more out of the individual plots they are working with." ~Andy Howard MW, Decanter
The talented Isabelle Laurand, a Burgundian, is the cellar master responsible for making more than thirty cuvées from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits each year for Les Parcellaires de Saulx, a micro-négociant, founded in 2017 by Denise Dupré and her husband, Mark Nunnelly. The winery is in Meursault and was previously known as Manoir Murisaltien. A négoce house has existed in this space since the beginning of the 19th century.
Each wine comes from a single parcel, emphasizing the work of the individual growers from whom Les Parcellaires de Saulx purchases must or wine. They only work with farmers who follow organic or biodynamic agriculture. In the cellar, no new oak is used and for most of the wines, only a single barrel is made.
The reds are thrilling representations of their appellations – with beautiful purity, pretty fruit, earthiness, silky tannins, and pronounced freshness. The whites are full of minerality, tension, and the right amount of weight and citrusy zip. - Michele Peters, French Portfolio Manager, Bowler.