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

Monthélie

1er Cru "Champs Fulliots"

This climat, situated in the heart of Monthélie’s Premier Crus, lies on a particularly dry terroir.  The rock is so close to the surface that people used to take stones here for construction.  
Domaine Faiveley acquired this plot in 2007.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 8 ha 11 a 22 ca
Exposition: South, South East
Soil: Red soil around 30cm deep lying directly on the rock
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Surface Area: 0 ha 27 a 85 ca - [0.69 Acres]
Year the vines were planted: 1987
Average annual production: 1 700 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified.  After the vatting period, which lasts around 3 weeks, we use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juices.
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 beautiful intense red colour. The small red fruit aromas are coupled with floral violet hints and liquorice and undergrowth scents. These greedy notes are coated in velvety tannins.  This is a rich wine, which has beautiful roundness and a balanced structure.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Roast Poultry
Cellaring Potential: 6 to 8 years

The 2008 vintage gives us a  Monthélie "Champs Fulliots" which has a beautiful deep ruby colour  with violet streaks. The very pleasant nose opens up with spices such as juniper berries and fruits like raspberries and cherries. After a full attack, this wine balances itself out on the palate with its mature and mellow tannins. It's a harmonious wine which is pleasant to taste.

Tasting Date : February 2010

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89/100

A very nice dark, almost black colour, for this Monthélie "Champs Fulliots" 2007. The nose is already open with powerful roasting and black cherry scents. The fresh fruit attack comes before a woodiness on the palate, which is nicely structured by the blended tannins. This is a very harmonious and balanced wine that can be enjoyed from now on. 

Tasting Date : December 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89/100

 
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