Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2016

Domaine Faiveley

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: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Fine intensity to the apple, lemon and spice notes keeps this consistent from start to finish. Charming and balanced, with a butterscotch accent on the long finish.
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (malo finished): Pale, bright straw-yellow color. Sexy scents of apple, ginger and nutmeg. Supple on entry, then juicy in the middle palate and more minerally than the Meursault Charmes. This is aging in 40% new oak but the wood element is subtle. Wonderful energy and precision here, conveying considerable clat to its flavors of lemon, lime, crushed stone and flowers. The firmest and most minerally of these 2016 premier crus, not to mention the longest on the aftertaste. Offers superb potential.
    Grade: 91-93 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
    An overtly floral-suffused nose exhibits additional breadth in the form of citrus, apple and petrol scents. There is both better precision and minerality to the chalky and textured medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a chiseled and saline finish.
    Grade: 89-91 Points
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
    A rich, powerful style, with deeply embedded oak spice, peach, apricot and citronella aromas and flavors. The vibrant structure keeps this balanced and well-defined, while the finish builds on the tangy acidity to a lingering aftertaste of ripe orchard fruit and spice notes. Drink now through 2027

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