2013 Domaine Gilbert et Christine Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Carrières'

CuvéePrice
2013 Domaine Gilbert et Christine Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Carrières' $124.95
3 Pack Pricing ($114.99/btl; use code CARRIERES) $344.97

A completely different aromatic profile is present here with its nose of essence of pure raspberry, red cherry and lilac nuances. This is also intensely mineral-driven with the medium weight flavors displaying excellent punch and razor-sharp delineation on the complex and beautifully persistent finish that is ever-so-mildly austere. This moderately firm effort should amply repay mid-term cellaring. - Allan Meadows, Burghound

If, like me, you’re endlessly hunting for delicious, fascinating, and ready-to-drink Burgundy without shelling out wads of dough, invest a bit in your future pleasure with a couple of these beauties.   2013 is the first vintage Christine and Gilbert converted to biodynamic viticulture.  And while the wines from the late 2000s can be a bit coarse-textured, from 2013 more fastidious farming combined with preciser winemaking has freshened and tightened these wines in an unmistakable way. They remain the only address to domain bottle Chambolle’s Premier Cru ‘Carrières’, and their bottling shows the verdant freshness and delicacy one hopes for from the heart of the village.  And the fruit is just adorable: if a bowl of perfectly ripe summer berries exhaled, it would smell exactly like this. - Jason

In a world where Chambolle-Musigny is so highly sought after by connoisseur and amateur alike, it’s rare indeed to have the opportunity to offer a Premier Cru of the village from a distinguished domaine at a reasonable price. Gilbert and Christine Felettig, heirs to the domaine Henri Felettig produce an astonishing 7 Chambolle Premiers Crus but the Carrières deserves special notice as you will not find it anywhere else. A small vineyard sandwiched between Gruenchers to the North and Feusselottes to the South, and upslope of Chatelots, the Felettigs are one of only two owners and the only to bottle it by itself. 

Time has shown 2013 to be an uneven vintage where some producers triumphed and others struggled, so care must be taken; here the results are splendid. At Felettig, as with many other domaines that made successful 13s, the harvest was subjected to strict sorting to remove any fruit that was underripe or rotten. The remaining healthy fruit had richness without lacking tension, but slightly firm tannins- perfect after 5+ years in bottle to soften. 

The 2013 Carrières has vibrant floral notes above bright icebox plum and sour cherry with gently exotic spice. The mid-palate is delicate with light resolved tannins and succulent acidity. Less a robust, velvety and dark fruited Chambolle and more the limestone inflected, high-toned and fine-boned variety found in this multivocal village. The lowest price in the country for this delightful, mature Chambolle premier cru.  

- Spencer


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