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

Mercurey

"Clos Rochette"

This vineyard neighbours that of La Framboisière which produces powerful red wines. In the Clos Rochette, the soil is particularly compact and hard to work, being strewn with little rocks, hence the name. Rich and complex white wines are produced here.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 4 ha 38 a 40 ca
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 4 ha 83 a 40 ca - [10.83 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1960, 1987, 1999
Average annual production: 29 790 bottles

To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinifed on site in Mercurey. The wine is then brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured.
Only a small part of the cuvee is raised in oak barrels for 10 to 12 months, which allows the wine to acquire delicate woody notes without masking the liveliness and the character sought after in the Côte Chalonnaise white wines.

Our Tasting Notes:

This wine has beautiful complex aromas. It is very expressive on the nose with scents of white flowers and spices. There is a wonderful liveliness on the palate to begin with, which is slightly attenuated by the roundness and smoothness from being raised in oak. The mix of tastes works harmoniously to give us a wine of great delicacy.

Suggestions

Serve at: 10°C to 12°C
Serve with: Poultry, Vol au Vent, Fish
Cellaring Potential: 5 to 7 years

As usual, the Clos Rochette expresses all the minerality of its terroir on the nose and the palate. In 2008, there are also citrus aromas such as orange and lemon. This mix of savours is harmonious and gives a wine with exceptionally long-lasting aromas. 

Tasting Date : May 2009

The 2007 vintage gives us a Mercurey "Clos Rochette" with a beautiful clear, brilliant, pale yellow colour. The nose is nice and expressive with mineral, grilled, slightly vanillary aromas.  This wine is lively and invigorating on the palate. There is the minerality and grilled notes already felt on the nose. The finish is quite long and acidic. 

Tasting Date : November 2008

Press Notes

Guide RVF: 14/20

The clear, brilliant, light yellow colour with green tints, suggests this is a harmonious wine. Grilled, spicy and dried fruit notes come out on the nose at first, before giving way to expressive floral aromas. The attack is full and round on the palate, with light mineral notes balanced out by a certain liveliness and grapefruit flavours.

Tasting Date : April 2008

Press Notes

Jancis Robinson: 15,5/20

 
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