Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gains 2018

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

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
    "Stony reduction is suffused with vivid citrus and Mirabelle notes on the nose of this wine. The palate presents citric concentration with drive and freshness. Chalky allure echoes from from afar while zesty lemon freshness gives focus to the flinty notions. Drink 2022–2032."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
    "The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Champgains 1er Cru has a pleasant, slightly minty bouquet that does not quite convey the terroir with the same detail as the 2017. The palate is well balanced with a slightly honeyed opening, certainly one of the richer styles of Puligny and as a consequence, it just misses some tension and mineralité on the finish."
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
    "A fine follow-up to the excellent 2017, Faiveley's 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain mingles aromas of crisp orchard fruit and orange oil with nuances of nutmeg and pastry cream in an incipiently complex bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, it's lively and precise, with a chalky finish."
    Grade: 92-94 points

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