Last week's Burgundy seminar we held in San Diego highlighted just how profound the 2015 reds are from the entire region. From Fixin all the way south through Mercurey we saw that the expected concentration was backed up by surprisingly fresh acidity, more so than I initially gave the vintage credit for.

Now is a critical point where these wines are so open and inviting that we're in a pre-infanticide zone where even the most age-worthy wines are strutting their stuff. Of all the 2015's, Premier Cru Les Fuées from Domaine Sigaut was absolutely on fire, and was the single bottle attendees wisely went deep on.


Today, I'm happy to offer the 2015 Domaine Sigaut Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées for $83 per bottle. 

Fuées is atop the list of special Premier Crus that, upon closer examination, are in track with the most profound Grand Cru terroir in the Côte de Nuits. If one follows Fuées north you'll cross directly into Grand Crus Bonnes Mares, Clos de Tart, Clos des Lambrays, Clos Saint Denis, and Clos de la Roche. This is a prime stretch where terroir and a micro-production domaine like Sigaut offers unparalleled value in a neighborhood commonly recognized by its $200-$700 per bottle price tag.

How has Sigaut flown under-the-radar? The 5-hectare estate has no Grand Cru holdings. In the minds of some collectors looking to pounce on Grand Crus, Musigny and Bonnes Mares this leaves them off the radar a bit. Of course, all of this is to our gain.

Anne and Hervé Sigaut apply organic and biodynamic principles in the vines, and the wines show the purity of Chambolle with 100% de-stemmed fruit and aging in modest 30% new French oak. In 2015 the intensity of concentration is taken to another level. But, Sigaut's traditional-leaning sensibilities ensure that Chambolle's hallmark minerality and transparency aren't compromised.

Fuées in this vintage shows a much darker profile than is the norm, bulit on primary fruits of dark plums and black cherries. But, Chambolle's elegance comes through in the tannic structure giving a seamless, silky mouthfeel that only solidifies why the 2015 is primed to be poured tonight. Should you choose to cellar this will develop and transform over several decades.

Pricing for 2015's have risen across the Cote d'Or, but Sigaut's flagship 1er Cru under $100 shows that value hunters who prefer traditional-leaning domaines have a reliable source for one of Chambolle Musigny's top Premier Cru vineyards.

2015 Anne & Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées
$84 per bottle.