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.
Puligny added the name of its most famous grand cru ‘Montrachet’ to its name in 1879. Puligny-Montrachet boasts exceptional terroirs for Chardonnay. The climat of “Champgains” is situated just below that of “La Garenne”, in the heights of the village.
Total Surface Area: 10ha 69a
Soil: Light, Stony, Shallow
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.
2010 was a year with a low sunlight, sufficient however to ripen the small quantity of grapes in the vineyard. 2010 offers the advantages of two very different vintages: the freshness in the mouth of 2008 associated with the ripe and deep fruit of 2009. The white wines are very concentrated, with a lot of strength and character. They are powerful, tense, although not devoid of charm. In the mouth, they present a remarkable freshness with a mixture of fresh fruit aromas and ripe fruit.
The nose charms with its both subtle and enveloping character. We find aromas of citrus fruits, exotic fruits and light toasty notes there. This wine is full on the palate and strikes a balance between richness and liveliness. A harmonious wine with long-lasting aromas.
Fresh Salmon, Crayfish with cream
Serve at 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 5 to 7 years
Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru