Domaine Faiveley - 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 Details editAttractive 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.
- 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
- UPC Code: text
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 94
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."
Wine Spectator Rating: 91
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.
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.
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 94
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.
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.