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Monthélie 1er Cru "Les Champs Fulliot"

Monthélie 1er Cru "Les Champs Fulliot"

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      Located near to the Vonlay appellation, this climat lies on a particularly dry terroir. The rock is so close that it was preciously sought here for construction purposes. Domaine Faiveley purchased this parcel in 2007.

    • Exposition

      South, South-east

    • Soil

      Shallow red soils (30cm) directly on the rockbed.

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 27 a 85 ca - [0,69 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1987

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are pumped over daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (a third of which are new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Deep ruby red hue and a nose offering small red fruits, licorice, violet and undergrowth. These rich aromas are underpinned by velvety smooth tannins. A rich, smooth and well-structured wine.

    • Serve with

      Rabbit in a mustard sauce, roast poultry, shepherds pie

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      6 to 8 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
    description
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting
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