Monthélie 1er Cru Champs Fulliots 2015

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: Domaine Faiveley purchased this plot of just over 1/2 acre in 2007. The 1er Cru Champs Fulliots vineyard sits in the heart of Monthélie’s 1er Crus sharing a very similar terroir to the 1er Cru vineyards of Les Caillerets and Clos de Chenes which it directly borders. Exposure is to the south and soils an extremely shallow red clay lying directly above solid rock.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 18-20 day maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 30% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Additional Information

Deep ruby red hue and a nose offering small red fruits, licorice, violet and undergrowth. These rich aromas are underpinned by velvety smooth tannins. A rich, smooth and well-structured wine.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Monthélie
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1987
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 1700 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
    This red is balanced, open and enjoyable now, showing plenty of ripe cherry flavors, with touches of earth and spice. Drink now through 2020.

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