2020 Domaine Faiveley Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Puligny-Montrachet
Winery Faiveley
Vintage 2020
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2034
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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.

The Faiveley Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts comes from a light, thin base with pebbles. The exposition is south-east. Puligny-Montrachet has exceptional terroirs for Chardonnay. 'Les Referts' is 5 hectares and borders Meursault. This climate produces a mineral, persistent wine. For this flagship model from Faiveley, the grapes are harvested by hand with a first thorough selection in the vineyard and a second in the winery. Only the best of the best come into the Les Referts. The must is pneumatically pressed. The vinification takes place for four weeks in French oak barrels (40-50% new) in cellars with controlled temperature and humidity. The wine is aged in barrels for 17 to 18 months with regular batons.

The Faiveley Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts is a 100% Chardonnay. Charming on the nose, subtle but enchanting at the same time. Aromas of citrus and exotic fruits combined with light, toasty influences. Full and balanced in the mouth, creamy and minerality. A harmonious wine with good aromatic persistence. A beautiful, classic Burgundy and a fantastic accompaniment to lobster, rabbit, foie gras, Beaufort or Comté cheeses.

Vineyard for 2020 Domaine Faiveley Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts

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.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Puligny-Montrachet
Winery Faiveley
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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