2020 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc

29.95 24.75
Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Mercurey
Winery Faiveley
Year 2020
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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When we talk about Burgundy, Domaine Faiveley is one of the very best addresses. This is a large family business with approximately 120 hectares of vineyards, including famous names such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Chablis Grand Cru.

However, it is also a family winery with 10 hectares of Grand cru and almost 25 hectares of Premier cru. The first step was taken in 1825 by Pierre Faiveley; his son Joseph turned the winery into a great top business and his wines became ambassadors of Burgundy wines all over the world. With a clear, elegant and striking style, wines are produced here without exception that meet the ideal image of Burgundy. “A winery of very high quality, which represents the full glory of French viticulture”, writes the famous wine author duo Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve in France.

Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time-honored traditions practiced for centuries in their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage benefits from special attention that makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

This Pinot Noir comes from Mercurey, which is the largest appellation of Burgundy in terms of red wine. The area is located in the middle of the Côte Chalonnaise and in fact consists of two villages: Mercurey and St-Martin-sous-Montaigu. Legend has it that the village of Mercurey got its name from the Roman god of commerce named Mercury. It may also have been created by a Roman temple that once stood in the "Clos de Voyens" Premier Cru vineyard. Be that as it may, Mercury is today considered the most important village name in the Côte Chalonnaise.

The vines are planted on a soil of limestone and rock. The vineyards were planted in 1962, 1978 and 1981. Domaine Faiveley keeps the work in the vineyards under their own management, which gives them excellent control over the quality of the grapes. The hand-picked harvest is carefully transported to the cellars in Nuits Saint Georges. Cold peel maceration, followed by an alcoholic fermentation of 10 days, immediately followed by clarification. The wine is aged in oak barriques for 12 months, after which the wine is clarified again and for bottling.

The Mercurey Chardonnay from Faiveley is a very elegant Chardonnay with fruity and floral notes. The harmonious structure of this Mercurey leaves a pleasant freshness. Part of the wine has been aged in barrels for 16 months. This wine has developed beautiful secondary aromas of vanilla and cedar. ideal as an aperitif or with a meal.

Vineyard for 2020 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc

The history of Domaine Faiveley dates back to 1825. The domain has been family-owned for 7 generations and is located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of Burgundy. 127 ha Vineyards, spread over Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise, of which 12 vineyards with Grand Cru classification, 25 with Premier Cru classification and 6 vineyards with a "Monopole" classification. The estate is managed by Erwan Faiveley, who keeps the work in the vineyards in-house to control the quality of the grapes. The hand-picked harvest is carefully transported to 19th century vaulted cellars located in Nuits-Saint-Georges. To make great Burgundies, Erwan Faiveley combines the principles of modern oenology with traditional aging in French oak barrels. All this contributes to the fact that Faiveley wines are highly regarded.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Mercurey
Winery Faiveley
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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