"The story goes that when the Lord of Puligny had to share out his lands between his children, he gave his legitimate son the plot which was to become the 'Chevalier-Montrachet' and his illegitimate son, three plots named 'Bâtard-Montrachet', 'Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet' and' Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet'. As for his daughters, they were to receive a plot named 'Les Pucelles' (The Maidens)."
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: Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet sits in the shadows of Batard Montrachet above the 1er Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet. The overall vineyard is just 10 acres with Domaine Faiveley controlling a single parcel of 1.25 acres almost directly below their parcel of Batard. Soils remain consistent to Batard with clay and white marl, but as the hillside has flattened, the wines produced tend to be more "Puligny" like showing elegance over power.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. The grapes are cold fermented entirely in oak prior to aging in the cellars for 14-16 months in a combination of new and used oak. New barrels represent approximately 70% of the selection.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
This is supple and beautifully balanced, paving the way for apple, lemon cake and baking spice flavors. Fresh and resonant on the long finish. Seems forward, but this should develop nicely over the medium term. Best from 2019 through 2028.
Reduction presently dominates the underlying fruit though it appears to be ripe. There is both more volume and more power to the medium weight plus flavors that retain good precision on the relatively powerful and solidly persistent finish. This is not exactly classic in style but its less 2015 in character than most wines from the vintage.
Fabulous aromas of crushed lemons, stones, yogurt, flan and cooked apples follow through to a full body, round and rich fruit and a flavorful finish. Dense and so long. Fantastic potential.
Bright light yellow. Aromas and flavors of lemon, lime, white peach and ethereal brown spices. The spicy quality carries through on the brisk, nicely delineated palate, where solid dry extract energizes the wine without bringing any heaviness. This is carrying a relatively high 4.6 grams per liter of acidity, with a pH of 3.3. Finishes spicy and long. (The Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot was not yet finished with its secondary fermentation.)
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