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Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

Burgundy’s vineyards date back to the Gallo-Roman era, but were abandoned for many years. It was the monks from the Abbey of Cîteaux, well known for the quality of their work in the vines and their knowledge of ‘terroirs’ or soils, who were to develop these vineyards.

Burgundy’s vineyards cover a total surface area of 48,500 hectares

Yield: 60 hl/ha

Winemaking

This wine comes from plots which are nicely spread out over the appellation, in which Faiveley regularly carries out quality checks. This ensures the quality of the grapes and the professionalism of the producers Faiveley are in partnership with.

The wine is then aged on its fine lees for 8 to 10 months in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges, enabling it to acquire a certain suppleness and more complex aromas. Part of the cuvee, which varies depending on the vintage, is aged in oak barrels. These barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigourously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Vintage Information

The climatic conditions of 2012 were beneficial to the vintage: intense cold in February, a cool spring and bright sunshine in August. It now offers wines that are very concentrated, well-balanced and particularly tasty.

Tasting Note

A brilliant pale yellow colour with green glimmers, a very nice expressive nose with white flower scents. The attack is bold and generous. This wine, which is balanced on the palate, has good volume and quite exceptionally long-lasting scents and flavours for this appellation. It is very good quality for money and is already very pleasurable to drink now.

Food Pairing

Fish Terrine, Fish ‘en papillotes’, White Meats


Serving Suggestion

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 years

Bourgogne Regional
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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