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

Puligny-Montrachet

This village, situated between Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, harbours exceptional terroirs for raising Chardonnay. Vines have been cultivated here since the twelfth century, but it was in 1879 that Puligny added the name of its most famous grand cru ‘Montrachet’ to its name.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 100 ha
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Limestone, very stony
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Surface Area: 1 ha 66 a 58 ca
Years the Vines were planted: 1964, 1977, 1978, 1990
Average annual Production: 11 100 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified.  For the duration of the 18-20 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.
It 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 two thirds 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:

Suggestions

Serve at: 12°C to 14°C
Serve with:
Cellaring potential: 5 to 10 years

The Puligny-Montrachet, pale yellow with green tints, is fresh and tense on the palate. We rediscover the aromas of peach, exotic fruits, and fudge already scented on the nose. It is balanced out by a certain minerality and fresh acidity. The vanilla finish is enchanting .

Tasting Date : June 2009

 
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