Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gains 2017

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 25 acre 1er Cru Champ Gains sits on the upper slopes of the hillside just below La Garenne and north of the Grand Crus. The vineyard has an ideal slope to the southeast with light, well drained soils of clay and limestone.

Vinification: The wine is aged in oak barrels for 13-15 months, with an average of 1/3 new oak.

Additional Information

Attractive nose offering subtle and seductive notes of citrus and exotic fruits combined with delicate toasty notes. The palate is rich and well-balanced with a smooth mouthfeel and taut, mineral structure. A very harmonious wine with exceptional aromatic persistency.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Puligny-Montrachet
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Light, Stony, Shallow
  • Vineyard Acreage: 10.69ha
  • Avg Vine Age: text
  • Yield: text
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: text
  • Residual Sugar: text
  • Avg Production: text
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
    "Bright, fresh, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of yellow peach, mint, menthol and white pepper. This is from a higher-altitude site in a hot spot on well-drained iron-rich limestone soil and always shows high maturity, notes technical director Jérôme Flous. At once penetrating and chewy, showing excellent lemony cut as well as a medicinal nuance to its very primary flavors of yellow grapefruit and white pepper. Conveys a strong impression of acidity but also an element of sweetness from the mature fruit. The long, vibrant finish shows a lovely mix of salty and sweet elements, which Flous says is typical of the 2017 vintage. But this is still tightly wound, as it was among the last wines here to finish its secondary fermentation."
    Grade: 91-93 points

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