Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 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: The hamlet of Blagny is located high on the hillside above Puligny Montrachet and Meursault and represents an entirely unique terroir. This 1er Cru vineyard is located directly adjacent to the 1er Cru “La Pièce Sous le Bois” overlooking the vineyards of Perrières and Puligny Champ Canet. Exposure is due east and soils are shallow marl and clay.

Vinification: Grapes are harvest by hand and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following primary fermentation the young wine is aged for 14-16 months in a combination of 1/3 new and 2/3 used oak barrels.

Additional Information

A brilliant light yellow color. The very pleasant expressive and complex nose opens up with floral and slightly woody notes. The attack is bold and frank, then this wine is full and harmonious on the palate. It has a certain vivaciousness, which gives it good length on the palate and very long-lasting aromas.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: White Marl, Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.15ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1963
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 6500 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
    This charming white offers ample butter, honey, peach and pastry aromas and flavors, with stone hints, generating minerally undertones. Shows fine harmony and length. Drink now through 2024.
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (malo finished): Bright light yellow. Vibrant scents of lime zest and stone. Juicy and rather tight on the palate; not a fleshy wine but pure, aromatic and penetrating, showing lovely energy and lift to its lime and orange zest fruit. Finishes sappy and firm but a bit youthfully edgy. Erwan Faiveley noted that the yield here may have been four times as high as that of the village Meursault.
    Grade: 88-90 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Reduction, wood and residual malolactic fermentation aromas presently dominate the underlying fruit though there is good freshness and verve to the intense, rich and stony medium weight flavors that offer fine length but limited depth, at least today.
    Grade: 87-90 Points

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