Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts 2015

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: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
    A buttery accent shades the peach and apple flavors in this delicate white. Details of vanilla, clove and cinnamon fill in the highlights as this glides to a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021.
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    (Faiveley farms this plot under a 25-year lease; the lowest in alcohol in 2015 at 12.9%): High-pitched aromas of lime and white flowers, with a distinctly herbal quality. Supple, fresh and easygoing; less concentrated and deep than most of these 2015s owing to a higher yield here but this will be very easy to drink. Conveys savory soil tones and finishes a touch dry.
    Grade: 89-91 Points

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