Over the last five years, I have really come to appreciate Domaine Faiveley due to the style, availability, and quality of its wines. It has the whole package, so to speak.
I decided to dive into five affordable wines from the Faiveley portfolio in five articles, and I asked Eve Faiveley to select for me a few lighter summer wines.
One of the appellations missing when I taste in the Nuits-Saint-Georges cellar is the domaine’s Montagny.
Summer Wine 3: Montagny 2018
The third summer wine is the Montagny Clos 2018, coming from the very southern end of Faiveley’s holdings in the Cote Chalonnaise.
It is well structured, with the 2018 character under control. There’s a slightly warm glow, but the fine acidity really keeps things together. The fruit is on the white side – without yellow and exotic notes – with a flinty, mineral tone. This is meant for less spicy food than the Mercurey, and could work as an aperitif as well. In the end, the Ladoix is my choice among the three whites, and is the best wine to my taste. But shellfish will work OK with the Montagny, as will white fish. It has a more German feel, and the oak is quite discreet. As always, serve well chilled to avoid 2018’s warm notes.
(Drink from 2020) – Good+ – (87p) – Tasted 09/06/2020.
Thanks to Eve Faiveley for selecting and supplying the enjoyable summer wines.