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Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...
Pale, clear yellow colour and an elegant yet powerful nose combining white and yellow fruits, white flowers (acacia and orange blossom) and freshly baked brioche. The palate is delicate yet distinctive and characterised by aromas of stewed fruits and candied lemon. The finish is fresh and lively with exceptional length. Serve withLangoustine, lobster, truffle soup.
This area was a quarry up until the 12th century. Montrachet's reputation rose in the 17th century thanks to the Cistercian abbey of Maizières and the Lords of Chagny. In 1700, Major Intendent Ferrand advised the Duke of Burgundy by informing him that the kingdom's best wines were grown in this province. The Faiveley family purchased this parcel in 2008 at the same time as the Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru parcel. Fine brown soils, hard limestone.
The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. Vinification lasts 4 weeks and takes place in French oak barrels (50-60% of which are new oak) in hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures. The wines are stirred frequently in order to keep the wine in contact with the lees and then aged for 18 months. This enables them to retain excellent tension and aromatic complexity as well as a smooth, delicate palate.
- (95-97) Points -
From a one-year old Cadus barrel. So fine, mineral and expressive with lovely intensity. Lemony and taut with subtle wax and spice notes. Fine, linear and expressive.See detailed press review
- 90-93 -
Like the Blagny, the fruit is overwhelmed by the strong reduction and wood influences. The caressing and notably finer medium-bodied flavors possess very good mid-palate density while displaying focused power on the balanced and sneaky long finish. This needs to develop more depth but the underlying material appears to be present such that it should be able to do that.See detailed press review
- 17.5/20 -
Seductively creamy nose and much more lively than the Bâtard. This is much more mouth-watering and precise, with a driving freshness and salty finish that makes you want to go back for more.See detailed press review