Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand cru 2017

FAIVELEY

Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand cru
2017

$533.07*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
157660
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine protégée (AOP)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Beaune
Classification
Grand cru
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...

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Notes about product

This area was a quarry up until the 12th century. Montrachet's reputation rose in the 17th century thanks to the Cistercian abbey of Maizières and the Lords of Chagny. In 1700, Major Intendent Ferrand advised the Duke of Burgundy by informing him that the kingdom's best wines were grown in this province. The soils are brown and are composed of hard limestone.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. Vinification lasts 4 weeks and takes place in French oak barrels (50-60% of which are new oak) in the cellars at consistent, natural temperatures and hygrometry. The wines are stirred frequently in order to keep the wine in contact with the lees and then aged for 18 months. This enables them to retain excellent tension and aromatic complexity as well as a smooth, delicate palate.

Tasting notes

Pale, clear yellow colour and an elegant yet powerful nose combining white and yellow fruits, white flowers (acacia and orange blossom) and freshly baked brioche. The palate is delicate yet distinctive and characterized by aromas of stewed fruits and candied lemon. The finish is fresh and lively with exceptional length.

Press reviews

Vinous

(92-94) POINTS

January 2019

The 2017 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from a parcel acquired in 2008, a half-hectare parcel of around 13 long rows that stretches from the top to the bottom of the Grand Cru and actually continues into the Bâtard-Montachet. This has a well-defined, wet limestone-scented bouquet that feels very focused. The balanced palate displays neatly integrated oak (although there is now no new wood) and a tender, effervescent, sherbet-tinged finish. Excellent.

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