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.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
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.
Score: 94 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
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.
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.
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.
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