The Boursot family has grown grapes in Chambolle-Musigny since 1515, but it’s almost easier to think of them as a newcomer. For most of the last five centuries they’ve sold their harvest to the local cooperative – then two generations ago they started domaine-bottling. The current winemakers – brothers Romaric and Remy Boursot – have begun to channel their family’s extraordinary terroir into truly impressive wine. Every vintage their wines gain polish, precision, and detail.
The Boursots’ terrific 2021s will be in next month’s September Futures, but today we’re highlighting their best wine – Chambolle 1er cru “Fuées” – from the excellent 2016 vintage. Fuées is an iconic vineyard on the north side of town, abutting the Grand Cru Bonnes Mares, and Boursot’s vines here average nearly 100 years old. The resulting wine is everything you’d guess from a top vintage and exceptional terroir.
Neal Martin of Vinous found Boursot’s 2016 Chambolle 1er Fuées “excellent,” writing “this is a superb Chambolle-Musigny with great tension and a long cassis-tinged finish.” Now seven years on from harvest, it’s just delicious. A splurge perhaps, but a mature, beautiful red Burgundy for a special dinner.
Boursot Chambolle-Musigny 1er “Fuées” 2016
bottle price: $125
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