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

Montagny

1er Cru "Les Las"

Montagny is the most southerly village in Côte Chalonnaise, bordering the Mâconnais region. Chardonnay blossoms marvelously in this uneven vineyard, which is exposed East/South-East, with steep slopes reaching up to 400 metres in altitude.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 298 ha
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Marls
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Domaine Faiveley Surface Area: 0 ha 19 a 06 ca [0.47 Acres] 
Year the vines were planted: 1995
Average annual production: 1 270 bottles

To maintain all their freshness and quality, the grapes are pressed and vinified on site in Mercurey.  Then the wine is brought to Nuits St Georges to be raised.    All of the cuvée is matured in barrels, for 10 to 12 months.  This allows it to acquire delicate woody and vanilla notes, without masking the liveliness and character sought after in the Côte Chalonnaise white wines.

Our Tasting Notes:

A pale yellow colour with golden glimmers.  The nose has fresh floral scents which blend with  dried fruit scents.  On the palate, this wine is quite supple with fine volume, while maintaining a certain liveliness which is often sought after in this type of cru.  
Acidity and suppleness mix together perfectly, giving this wine good balance and nice long-lasting aromas.

Suggestions

Serve at: 10°C
Serve with: Prawn and Asparagus Feuillété, Fish Terrine
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

The 2008 vintage gives a wine with a powerful, almost heady nose of white flowers such as lilies, acacia and linden tree.  Full and round on the palate, this wine maintains the magnificent aromas right through to the long lasting finish. This Montagny "Les Las" is lively and will enchant winelovers. 

Tasting Date : March 2009

 
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