Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette Monopole 2017

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

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 flavors and aromas combine harmoniously resulting in a beautifully elegant wine.

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: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, August 5, 2019
    "A lean version, displaying apple, lemon cake and baking spice flavors. Compact, yet balanced and vibrant, presenting a mix of fruit and spicy oak on the long finish. Drink now through 2023. 400 cases imported."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
    "The 2017 Mercurey Clos Rochette Blanc, a monopole of Faiveley's, was due to be bottled the following week. It has a pleasant lemon curd and apple blossom bouquet, touches of lime flower emerging with aeration. The palate is clean and fresh, offering orange zest on the entry, a fine bead of acidity and a tang of quince on the finish. Delightful."

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