Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru 2016

Domaine Faiveley


“The story goes that when the Lord of Puligny had to share out his lands between his children, he gave his legitimate son the plot which was to become the ‘Chevalier-Montrachet’ and his illegitimate son, three plots named ‘Bâtard-Montrachet’, ‘Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet’ and’ Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet’. As for his daughters, they were to receive a plot named ‘Les Pucelles’ (The Maidens).”

Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: One of the most famous, most powerful and most luxurious of all white wines; the Grand Cru of Bâtard Montrachet sits majestically above 1er Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet directly below Le Montrachet. The 1.2 acre plot owned by Domaine Faiveley sits in the upper portion of the vineyards north section just above Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. These easterly facing vines were planted as far back as 1966 and sit in heavy soils of clay and white marl.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. The grapes are cold fermented entirely in oak prior to aging in the cellars for 14-16 months in a combination of new and used oak. New barrels represent approximately 70% of the selection.

Additional Information

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Bâtard-Montrachet
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: White Marl, Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: .5ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1966
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
    (from Puligny fruit). Here too the nose is dominated by reduction and wood. On the plus side, there is good size and weight to the rich, fleshy and mouth coating large bodied flavors that brim with dry extract on the almost painfully intense and sneaky long finish that possesses just a bit more depth than to the Bienvenues-Btard-Montrachet.
    Grade: 91-93 Points

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