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Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

White flowers, blanched almonds, sweet tropical fruit and white currants slowly fill the glass with a rich, balanced perfume. The wine shows terrific tension between sweet white currant and almost strawberry toned fruit and cutting, yet very well balanced acids. There’s a nice mineral, quartzy note that runs over the top of the fruit, and leads to clean, brisk finish that gives this a fine, racy quality. The finish is long and minerally with wonderful fresh fruit and floral inner mouth perfumes. Not super complex but absolutely lovely. This is so focused and precise that it really needs a simple, pure counterpoint. Oysters might work very well, but a rich, white fish like halibut in lemon cream would be a great pairing. 90pts

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Pierre Faiveley started the domaine in 1825 and his son Joseph gave his name to the family business.A Georges Faiveley was involved in the founding of  the Chevaliers du Tastevin organisation.[ www.tastevin-bougogne.com]The domaine is now run by 7th generation Erwan Faiveley. The family are also involved with an engineering business that also bears their name [www.faiveleytransport.com]T... Read more
Pierre Faiveley started the domaine in 1825 and his son Joseph gave his name to the family business.A Georges Faiveley was involved in the founding of  the Chevaliers du Tastevin organisation.[ www.tastevin-bougogne.com]The domaine is now run by 7th generation Erwan Faiveley. The family are also involved with an engineering business that also bears their name [www.faiveleytransport.com]There are 120 hectares in total spread all over Burgundy and includes 10 hectares of Grand Cru and 25 of Premier Cru making it one of the larger Burgundy domaines Read less

Editorial Reviews for Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

White flowers, blanched almonds, sweet tropical fruit and white currants slowly fill the glass with a rich, balanced perfume. The wine shows terrific tension between sweet white currant and almost strawberry toned fruit and cutting, yet very well balanced acids. There’s a nice mineral, quartzy note that runs over the top of the fruit, and leads to clean, brisk finish that gives this a fine, racy quality. The finish is long and minerally with wonderful fresh fruit and floral inner mouth perfumes. Not super complex but absolutely lovely. This is so focused and precise that it really needs a simple, pure counterpoint. Oysters might work very well, but a rich, white fish like halibut in lemon cream would be a great pairing. 90pts


Member Reviews for Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette

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Snooth User: Melchior138
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/07/2009

Best white wine I've ever had.


External Reviews for Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette

External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/14/2013

Though it’s the flagship AOC of the Côte Chalonnaise Mercurey is a region that is still pretty obscure; luckily in Premier-speak “obscure” usually translates to “great buy.” This Chardonnay has a distinct appley undertone balanced by a profound mineral character.


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Vintage: 2009 06/19/2013

This vineyard neighbours that of La Framboisière which produces powerful red wines. In the Clos Rochette, the soil is particularly compact and hard to work, being strewn with little rocks, hence the name. Rich and complex white wines are produced here. To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinifed on site in Mercurey. The wine is then brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured. Only a small part of the cuvée is raised in oak barrels for 10 to 12 months, which allows the wine to acquire delicate woody notes without masking the liveliness and the character sought after in the Côte Chalonnaise white wines.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 02/22/2013

Komplexes Bouquet nach Zitronen, Äpfeln und Vanille. Feine Butter und Haselnussaromen. Weicher Auftakt, rund und cremig, gute Säurestruktur, fruchtig und butterig mit langem Abgang.


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Vintage: 2004 07/04/2008

Scents of lime, peach blossom and crushed stone. Quite tangy, but still very ripe, flavors of apricot, lime peel and hazelnut. Long, layered close is quite fruity.



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