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

Chassagne-Montrachet

Like many Côte d’Or villages at the end of the 19th century, Chassagne chose to add the name of its best cru to its village name, becoming Chassagne-Montrachet in 1879.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 150 ha
Exposition: South-East
Soil: Marly Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

The hand-picked harvest is vinified for Domaine Faiveley.  Our Oenologist tastes each cuvée and only chooses the best wines from trusted producers.  
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines.  The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée.  The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

A very intense beautiful dark ruby colour. It has a particularly expressive nose dominated by a cherry fruitiness, with smoked and grilled notes coming from being raised in oak.
The attack is supple. This wine has beautiful fullness and fine volume. The tannic structure is smoothed out by a certain fatness, giving the taster a full-bodied and well-balanced wine.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Roast Poultry, Filet of Beef
Cellaring Potential: 5 to 7 years

This Chassagne-Montrachet is a quite intense beautiful ruby red colour. Its very aromatic nose is marked by very ripe red fruits such as cherries or strawberries. This wine has firm and balanced tannins and is round and supple on the palate. A sense of greediness returns for the long fat finish with caramel notes.

Tasting Date : April 2009

 
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