Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette 2016

Domaine Faiveley


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: Clos Rochette is a 11 acre monopole of Domaine Faiveley located in the heart of the Mercurey appellation. This is an extremely rocky vineyard with soils of clay, limestone and gravel. Vines date back to 1960.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and pressed on site in Mercurey. Following vinification the young wines are brought to the domaine cellars in Nuits-St-Georges for aging. To preserve freshness only a small portion of the wine is aged in oak, with the majority staying in stainless steel for the 10-12 month aging period.

Additional Information

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mercurey
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: 4.38ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1960
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 29,790 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
    A pungent nose combines notes of petrol, straw, pear and a whiff of citrus rind. I like both the volume and punch of the middle weight flavors that emanate a subtle minerality on the clean, dry and moderately complex finale. This saline-inflected effort should drink well young.
    Grade: 87-89 Points

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