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

Puligny-Montrachet

1er Cru "Champgain"

Puligny added the name of its most famous grand cru ‘Montrachet’ to its name in 1879.
Puligny-Montrachet boasts exceptional terroirs for Chardonnay… The climat of Champ Gain is situated just below that of ‘La Garenne’, in the heights of the village.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 10 ha 69 a 77 ca
Exposition: South-East
Soil: Light, Stony, Shallow
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

The producer we work with provides us with high-quality musts, which we vinify and raise in our cellars in Nuits St Georges.   They benefit from the same technical means and the same attention as our other Côte d’Or wines.

The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 13 to 15 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 a high-quality barrel maker and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

The nose is very nice and charms with its both subtle and enveloping character. We find aromas of citrus fruits, exotic fruits and light toasty notes there. This wine is full on the palate and strikes a balance between fatness and liveliness. A harmonious wine with long-lasting aromas.

Suggestions

Serve at: 12°C
Serve with: Fresh Salmon, Crayfish with Cream
Cellaring Potential: 5 to 7 years

This Puligny-Montrachet is pale yellow with a few golden glimmers. Its nose is charming and powerful with brioche and fruit scents such as quince, lemon, aniseed and dried fruit. This elegant wine is full and balanced on the palate and without heaviness. Its finish is fresh and its long lasting aromas make this  Puligny-Montrachet nice to taste from now on. 

Tasting Date : June 2009

 
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