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Meursault “Blagny” 2016

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

Meursault is the capital of fine white wines in Burgundy. This premier cru is situated in the hamlet of Blagny just next to ‘La Pièce Sous le Bois’.

Total surface area: 11ha 14a
Exposition: East
Soil: White Marls/Clay

Surface Area: 1ha 15a – (2.86 acres)
Year the vines were planted: 1963
Average annual production: 6,500 bottles

Winemaking

Domaine Faiveley is responsible for all the work carried out in this vineyard and can therefore have total control over the quality of the grapes, as in the plots it owns. The hand picked harvest is transported with care to the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 13-15 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Vintage Information

The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.

Tasting Note

A brilliant light yellow colour. The very expressive and complex nose opens up with floral and slightly woody notes. The attack is bold and frank, then this wine is full and harmonious on the palate. It has a certain vivaciousness, which gives it good length on the palate and very long lasting aromas.

Food Pairing

"Coquilles St. Jacques", Salmon in a cream sauce









Serving Suggestion

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

Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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