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Domaine Raymond Dupont-Fahn
Bourgogne Chardonnay Chaumes des Perrières

Raymond is the son of Michel and Leslie Dupont-Fahn of Meursault fame. Inheriting more than land from his family, he has discovered that same touch of genius that sets them apart from all but the very best growers.

Bourgogne “Chaumes des Perrieres” is essentially a declassified Meursault “Sous le dos d’âne”.

For the record, at that time, Raymond Dupont Fahn’s grand father, Jean, felt that his plot of Meursault straddling “Les Perrières” and “Sous le dos d’âne” was too rocky. With the agreement of the INAO, 20 cm of topsoil was deposited on the land. A few years later, complaints from some neighbours led to the site being downgraded to a Bourgogne appellation.

Nearly 50 years later, despite the declassification, this continues to be an excellent site that is located just above Coche-Dury’s own vineyards, and the roots penetrate deep below the rocks of “Sous le dos d’âne” whilst also benefiting from the climate and terroir of Chaumes des Perrières. Having never regained its place in the Premier Cru, the plot nevertheless produces superb wines. This story, undeniably unique in Burgundy, attracts curious people and buyers, and it is now very difficult to obtain these wines.

Made from ripe fruit that, combined with early bottling and no refrigeration, it ensures that the wines are ready to drink as soon as you like

Age of vines: 40 years old

Vines are located in Meursault 1er Cru Perrières.

Sustainable farming

Ploughed with no weed control.

Harvest by hand. Pressing for 2 hours. Light settling. In barrels on lees for 12 months.

Racking. Vatting in stainless steel vats for 4 months – Light fining and bottling

Ripe, fresh. full with aromas of pear, nectarine and butterscotch. Full, round with a superb finish.