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Mercurey “Clos Rochette” Domaine Faiveley, Monopole 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

This vineyard neighbours that of La Framboisière which produces powerful red wines. In the Clos Rochette, the soil is particularly compact and hard to work, being strewn with little rocks, hence the name. Rich and complex white wines are produced here. This parcel has been one of the Domaine’s Monopoles since 1933.

Soil: Clay/Limestone

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 4ha 83a – (10.83 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1960, 1987, 1999, 2009, 2017
Average annual production: 29,790 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 (55%) in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new oak. The ageing period lasts 16 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

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

This wine reveals exceptionally complex aromas and a fresh nose offering white flowers and spices. The lively attack gives way to a smooth, oily palate thanks to its oak ageing. The flavours and aromas combine harmoniously resulting in a beautifully elegant wine.

Food Pairing

Vol au vents, fish dishes, shellfish, oysters, mussels



Serving Suggestion

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 5 to 7 years

Côte Chalonnaise
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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