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 “La Garenne” is situated just below that of “Champ Gain”, in the heights of the village.
Total Surface Area: 9 ha 86 a 88 ca
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 14-16 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.
A cold Winter followed by a late Spring, with flowering around twenty days later than the recent trend. Temperatures began to rise in June and July was generally fine and dry with some hot days. Hail once again was an issue, a storm hitting on 23rd July. The whites have pure, well-defined fruit flavours, good ripeness and a classic mineral character with fine acidity.
An intense nose of white flowers, sweetly fruited and fresh with a very distant hint of creamy vanillin. Sweet, creamy and fresh on the palate with lovely density and weight in the mouth, long with good balancing acidity and a deliciously fresh finish.
Foie Gras, Poached fish, Shellfish.
Serve at 12°C. Cellaring Potential: 8 to 10 years
Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru