Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts 2014

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: Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts is located on the lower slopes of Puligny Montrachet bordering Les Combettes higher up the slope and Meursault Charmes to the north. Soils are heavier and more typical of Meursault than Puligny. Exposure is to the east/ southeast

Vinification: The wine is aged for 13-15 months in a combination of new (1/3) and used oak barrels prior to a light fining and bottling.

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: Limestone, Stony
  • Vineyard Acreage: 10.69ha
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
    "(60% malo; Faiveley worked these vines and vinified the wine for the first time; the yield here was 50 hectoliters per hectare, making this the only vineyard near the limit in 2014): Light yellow with a green tinge. Deep, bright aromas of fresh peach, spices and flowers. Wonderfully sweet and generous but nicely balanced too, with harmonious acidity framing and carrying the flavors of fruit salad and hazelnut."
    Grade: 90-93 Points
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
    "The 2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts from Faiveley has a crisp, light, smoky bouquet with subtle apple-blossom and pear scents developing with aeration. The palate is crisp and well defined on the entry, the oak needing a few more months to fully integrate, with the texture quite rounded and appeasing to the taster with disarming creaminess towards the finish. Enjoy this over the next 10-15 years."

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