Mercurey Clos Rochette 2020 Monopole Domaine Faiveley


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The Faiveley family first produced wine from rented vines in Mercurey in 1933, finally beginning to acquire land there three decades later. Today, with over 72 hectares to their name, they number among the Côte Chalonnaise's most important landholders and one of its qualitative reference points.

There was an element of selective harvesting here to ensure levels of acidity could match the intense tropical fruits of this impressive Chardonnay. Only half the must is fermented in French oak of which 25% is new. So the style is intense but tempered by a vibrant, piquant note that lifts up the depth of flavour and helps the wine benefit from its year or two of bottle age.

"The 2020 Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette offers up attractive aromas of pear, orange oil, clear honey, nutmeg, anise and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with lively acids, chalky structure and a saline finish, it will offer a broad drinking window." 91pts Wine Advocate

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Producer Information: Domaine Faiveley

François Faiveley represents the sixth generation to manage the family house of faiveley, which was founded in 1825 in Nuits St Georges and remains independent. The house enjoys one of the largest vineyard holdings in burgundy and so has the ultimate control over quality.

Only organic fertilisers are used and yields are contained by hard winter pruning and by “green pruning” (plucking whole bunches at fruit set). Grapes are hand sorted and destalked before pressing. Maturation is often in oak and as much as two thirds of new barrels may be used for the grand cru reds. Reds are fined with egg white and undergo minimal filtration.

Approaching two centuries of Faiveley expertise we see the fruits of that experience in their selection of domaine wines from vineyards owned and managed by the family. Perhaps more importantly the brilliant Jerome Flous has now overseen the entire process from vineyard to bottle for a decade now.

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