Faiveley Mercurey 'Clos Rochette Monopole' Chardonnay 2021

Profile Savoury
Region Burgundy
Body Medium-full

Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the Domaine has dramatically expanded its vineyards across the entire Côte d'Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvees. Once notorious for being reasonably austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years. As a result, the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak—a contender for one of the most improved Domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Enjoy now or cellar for 1-2 years
On the nose
Bursts with aromas of pear, melon, fresh bread, citrus oil and hazelnuts.
On the palate
Medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy, with refined concentration and chalky structure, it concludes with a long, mouthwatering finish.
Product Notes
The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. The alcoholic fermentation lasts four weeks and takes place for most of the musts (55%) in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new oak. The ageing period lasts 16 months with regular stirring whilst the rest of the blend is aged in vats. This allows the wine to develop delicate woody notes whilst conserving its freshness and distinctive character.