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Montagny Blanc Domaine Faiveley 2014

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

Montagny is the most southerly village in Côte Chalonnaise, bordering the Mâconnais region. Chardonnay blossoms marvelously in this uneven vineyard, which is exposed East/South-East, with steep slopes reaching up to 400 metres in altitude.

Total Surface Area: 298 ha
Exposition: East/South-East
Soil: Marls

Domaine Faiveley Surface Area: 0ha 19a (0.47 acres)
Year the vines were planted: 1995
Average annual production: 1,270 bottles

Winemaking

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. The alcoholic fermentation lasts 4 weeks and takes place for a proportion of the musts (20%)in French oak barrels , 10% of which are new oak. The ageing period lasts 12 months with regular stirring whilst the rest of the blend is aged in vats. This allows the wine to develop delicate woody notes whilst conserving its freshness and distinctive character.

Vintage Information

A mild winter was followed by a wet March and a very dry spring. Weather during flowering was hot and dry, followed by a cool, damp summer. The 2014 vintage produced well-balanced, intensely coloured, rich and aromatic wines. A classic Burgundian vintage.

Tasting Note

Clear pale yellow in colour with a fresh nose combining floral and mineral notes. The palate is concentrated, well-balanced and taut with a pleasant freshness and good aromatic persistency on the finish.

Food Pairing

Fillet of cod, salmon and vegetable terrine



Serving Suggestion

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 2 to 5 years

Côte Chalonnaise
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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