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.
The 2015 vintage provided a relatively carefree growing season. It was an exceptionally dry and hot summer, though happily the water table had been well replenished through the winter.
Both a naturally small bunch-set and the dry conditions have limited the size of the crop, though welcome rainfall in August partially offset the drought.
Hailed as an excellent vintage. Reds are combine the concentration of 2005 with the juicy charm of 2010. While the white wines are full of fruit and flesh, yet with good acidity, and a fine, fresh feel.
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