Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gains 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: 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

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    "Purity and beauty to this, with cooked apple, lemon curd, crushed stone and smoke. It’s full-bodied, but very agile with a creamy texture and an integration of fruit and phenolics. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
    A lively, fruity style, offering lemon, floral, sweet spice and toast aromas and flavors. Balanced and elegant, finishing with a crisp profile. Best from 2019 through 2028.
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
    Pale, light yellow. Bright aromas of apple, pear, spices and powdered stone. Pliant, harmonious, dry and moderately rich, with apple, grapefruit pith, menthol and dusty stone flavors showing a hint of white-pepper austerity. Broad but fine-grained and light on its feet, this wine needs a bit of time in bottle to expand. A bit firmer on the finish than the Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot. This was previously a ngociant bottling but Faiveley purchased these vines in 2015.
    Grade: 90+ Points
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
    This beautiful wine has great potential. It already shows good balance between the acidity and ripe yellow fruits that are woven into the toasty texture and the spice. The wine will take time to develop but will become impressive. Drink from 2022.
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
    A slightly fresher nose is composed by notes of matchstick and lemongrass. There is a notably more refined mouthfeel to the lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that also possess slightly better vibrancy on the delicious, complex and nicely persistent finish. This too should be approachable young.
    Grade: 89-92 Points

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