2018 Mercurey Blanc 'Clos Rochette', Domaine Faiveley
Green gold colour with lovely new oak on the nose. The fruit has good intensity and quite a bit of structure, this will need 12 months bottle age for the flesh to fill in but the succulence of the finish is really impressive and offers a very promising future.
Domaine Faiveley traces its history back to 1823 and through seven generations they have built up an exceptional vineyard portfolio including 50 hectares in Côte de Nuits, 15 in Côte de Beaune and 75 in Côte Chalonnaise. Indeed the latest addition of 20 ha in Gevrey Chambertin was added as recently as October 2013. These are denoted as ‘Domaine Faiveley’ while wines from purchased fruit are ‘Maison Faiveley’.