Felettig Burgundy, France
Domaine Henri Felettig
This Domaine began in 1965 when Henri Felettig's
parents gave him 2 hectares of vines and 1 hectare
of cassis (currants). In 1992 Henri and his wife
Reine purchased additional vineyards bringing
the total of their land to 9.72 hectares. In 1993
Henri and Reine formed a corporation (GAEC) between
themselves and their two children Christine and
Gilbert. In 1995 they expanded further with the
addition of a Vosne-Romanee Village, a Vosne-Romanee
1er Cru, and a Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice".
Christine and Gilbert acquired a vineyard in Nuits
St. Georges in 2001 which means their vineyards
now spread from Gevray-Chambertin to Vosne-Romanee,
not to mention Hautes Cotes des Nuits and Beaune;
a total of 10 hectares (24.71) acres in the most
prestigious appellations. Their next goal is to
obtain a parcel of Grand Cru.
The Felettig's have received many awards, among
them our Vosne-Romanee, in Macon, Guide Hachette
and Testevinage, to name a few.
They use various methods to enhance the quality
of their wines; severe pruning, leaving only 7-8
branches per vine; green harvesting, cutting the
green grapes from the vines to bring fewer clusters
in order to have a greater concentration of quality
juice in the remaining grapes; selective hand-harvesting,
followed by traditional vinification, and aging
on the lees in oak barrels for a period of 12-18
They use 40% new oak barrels for the Premiere
Cru and 20-30% new oak for the appellation Villages.
Since 1999 they have used no filtration at all
on the Premiere Crus in order to preserve the
authenticity of their product.
2000 Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits
2000 Chambolle Musigny
2001 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru "Les Carrieres"
Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuit
This beautiful dark ruby red wine, is made from
100% Pinot Noir, grown in a vineyard that borders
the Chambolle-Musigny appellation. Aged in oak
barrels, it has a beautiful aroma of red fruits,
generous in the mouth, is round and velvety with
soft tannins and a long finish. Great with duck,
roasted meat, small game and cheeses.
This beautiful wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir,
fermented and aged in oak barrels for 15 months.
It is non-filtered, has a dark ruby red color
with purple-violet reflections, an aroma of vanilla
roasted coffee, spice and leather; full bodied
with good balance and structured with firm tannins
and a long, generous finish. A wine with a great
future that can be enjoyed now as well. (only
2000 bottles made).
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, aged in oak barrels,
this beautiful dark red wine has an aroma of mature
red fruits that evolves into nuances of spice
& liquorice. On the palate it is full bodied,
complex and elegant with well integrated tannins
and a long finish. Can be kept for many years,
but enjoyed now with fowl, meats, game, stews
Chambolle - Musigny 1er Cru-Les Carrieres
Made from 100% Pinot Noir from old vines, fermented
and aged in new oak barrels for 15 months and
non filtered. The result is a dark ruby red wine
with a lot of finesse and concentration, an intense
and complex aroma of raspberries, cherries and
currants, and a taste with notes of coffee and
vanilla (coming from the new oak) united with
soft and round tannins, and a long flavorful finish.
(only 2000 bottles made).