Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Chablis

Grand Cru "Les Preuses"

Chablis’ vineyards stretch out across 19 villages along the Serein valley.
Chablis, the ‘Golden Gateway to Burgundy’ devotes itself to producing a crystalline, perfumed, lively and sophisticated wine, whose name has become almost synonymous with ‘fine dry white wine’ outside France.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 11.4 ha
Soil: Fossilerous Marls
Exposition: Steep Slopes oriented South, South West
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Yield: 54 hl /ha

The producers we have selected provide us with high-quality musts, which we vinify in our cellars in Nuits St Georges.   They benefit from the same technical means and the same attention as our Côte d’Or wines.
Part of the cuvée is then matured in oak barrels for 10 to 12 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels, which come from high-quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

A brilliant pale yellow colour. The nose has a beautiful array of mineral, floral and fruity notes.  After a frank attack, there is a light vivacity on the palate, which gives a pleasant sensation of freshness, and very long-lasting aromas.
In this Chablis Grand Cru, Chardonnay expresses all its delicacy and elegance…

Suggestions

Serve at: 10°C to 12 °C
Serve with: Fish Terrine, Coquilles St Jacques
Cellaring Potential: 5 to 7 years

The 2007 vintage gives us a brilliant yellow Chablis "Les Preuses". A rich and lively attack follows the discreet nose of honey, acacia and white flower scents. On the palate, the richness of aromas is in harmony with the acidity felt in the beginning and on the finish. It's a typical Grand Cru Chablis with its delicateness and elegance. 

Tasting Date: April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 90-93/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 93+/100

 
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