In 1879, Puligny added its name to that of its more renowned Grand Cru: Montrachet. The exceptional terroirs of Puligny-Montrachet offer optimum conditions for the Chardonnay grape variety.
The “Champ Gain” climat covers 10 hectares of vines situated just below “La Garenne” on the upper parts of the hillside. The name of this parcel signifies “land reclamation on the forest”. The domaine has owned this climat since the 2014 vintage.
Colour: Brilliant pale yellow
Aroma: Attractive nose offering subtle and seductive notes of citrus and exotic fruits combined with delicate toasty notes.
Palate: The palate is rich and well-balanced with a smooth mouthfeel and taut, mineral structure. A very harmonious wine with exceptional aromatic persistency. Serve with fresh salmon, pike in a white butter sauce, farm-bred chicken in a morel mushroom sauce. Great cellaring potential of 8 to 10 years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 17 to 18 months in French oak barrels (40-50% of which are new oak)
Awards: 94pts – James Suckling; 91pts – Wine Spectator; 90pts – Vinous
History of Domaine Faiveley
Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest and most illustrious domaines in Burgundy, and has made its name with red wines made from the Pinot Noir grape.
It was founded in 1825 in the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges under Joseph Faiveley, a wine merchant who had a desire for travel. In the beginning of the 19th Century, trade had begun between Burgundy and northern Europe, predominantly along the rivers and canals connecting the regions. Domaine Faiveley is best known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, but small amounts of Aligoté are also planted in the Côte Chalonnaise.
Currently, Faiveley has 10 hectares (25 acres) of grand cru vineyards out of a total of 115 hectares (285 acres). Faiveley owns parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin, Bâtard-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard to name a few, however these are very fragmented with no single site being more than one hectare (2.5 acres) The company is also a “”négoce””, buying grapes from other growers in the region.
Traditional winemaking with a modern twist is key in the production of wines from Domaine Faiveley. Modern barrel presses as well as custom wooden vats are combined with long aging in deep 19th-Century cellars to produce deep and rich red wines that need age to show their best.