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

Chablis

Grand Cru "Vaudésir"

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: 14,7 ha
Soil: Marls with fossils
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 colour with beautiful golden glimmers.  Really rich in aromas, this Grand Cru gives off scents of very ripe citrus fruits and white flowers, softened by a few vanillary hints.  On the palate, the wine has attractive fullness which quickly gives way to a lively attack.  It also proves to have good length on the palate, pure long-lasting aromas, with fruity and slightly acid tastes which give a nice sensation of freshness.

Suggestions

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

The Chablis Vaudésir  is a brilliant golden yellow. The nose opens up with floral scents punctuated with smoky, flinty notes. The lively attack gives way to a wine which is full and long on the palate with sharp aromas. This is a fine Chablis for the 2008 vintage.

Tasting Date : May 2010

This Chablis "Vaudésir" 2007 opens up with a very expressive mineral nose. This wine is full and concentrated on the palate with aromas of yellow and white fruits, spice bread and crème brûlée. There is a delicate acidic streak which harmonises the wine. The finish is slightly lemony and long. This is a very fine  Chablis.

Tasting Date : January 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 94/100

 
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