Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains, Joseph Faiveley
Pale straw white in colour, the nose is incredibly fine with a touch of noissette from extremely high quality oak. The palate is beautifully balanced with ripe mouth watering acidity and an excellent core of pure fruit - the finish has excellent length. A delicious Puligny that has the typicity and mineral character expected from this famous appellation matched with the finesse and intensity of flavour we look for in a truly 'fine wine'. Better still it is already drinking superbly. AB Nov 2013
In 2007 Erwan Faiveley took over the reins of the firm from his father Francois and the generational change has had an electrifying effect on the company. Investment has been made across the company in the form of new vineyard holdings, updated winemaking equipment and replacement of tired old barrels with high quality new oak. Over the past 6 years the team have really found their feet and the quality here is striking – this is not wine made to a recipe, there is a proper respect for the character of each appellation and the wines are a joy to drink.
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.