Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2016

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: Charmes is one of the highest quality 1er Cru vineyards in all of Burgundy. The 76 acre vineyard sits on the south side of the appellation bordered by Meursault 1er Cru Perrières above and Puligny Montrachet 1er Crus Les Referts and Les Combettes to the south. This cuvee is sourced from a 1/2 acre parcel that was planted in 1977

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

This wine proves it belongs to the family of finest Burgundy white wines. The nose is complex, letting out delicate floral aromas mixed with a few woody notes. It has long-lasting tastes on the palate and distinguishes itself with a very good balance between fatness and acidity.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: White Marl, Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.15ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1977
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 1800 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
    "From one of the most famous of the Meursault vineyards, this wine shows a good poise between tight texture and a more opulent character. An edge of minerality draws together the toasty flavors and the warm fruits. Drink this rich wine from 2021."
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (malo finished): Pale yellow. Sexy hints of peach and mango on the nose. Creamy in the middle and surprisingly easy and open-knit today. (The yield here was normal, as with the Blagny.) An attractive midweight wine with moderate intensity, this premier cru finishes with a dusty note of lime peel, a touch of salinity and a slightly phenolic character. Faiveley noted that this wine is less concentrated than the 2015 and similar in balance to the 2009.
    Grade: 90-92 Points

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