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

Montagny

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: 4 ha 89 a 64 ca [12.10 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1991, 1994
Average annual production: 23 500 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. Only a small part of the cuvée is matured in oak barrels for 10 to 12 months. This allows the wine to acquire delicate woody notes, without masking the liveliness and character sought after in the white wines from Côte Chalonnaise.

Our Tasting Notes:

A brilliant pale yellow colour. The nose expresses fresh, floral and mineral scents. This wine is rather frisky on the palate giving a nice sensation of freshness. Its acidity and concentration come together well, to give this wine good balance and pleasant long-lasting aromas and flavours.

Suggestions

Serve at: 10°C
Serve with: Fish, Shellfish, Vegetable Terrine
Cellaring Potential: 3 to 6 years

A very light, clear and brilliant yellow colour for this Montagny 2007. Its nose is discreet with flinty mineral notes and floral notes such as acacia and linden tree. This wine is mineral on the palate at first and then the whole is balanced out around candied orange aromas. The finish is quite lively which makes this a refreshing wine.

Tasting Date: November 2008

 
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