Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau 2016

Domaine Faiveley

Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: 1er Cru La Combe d’Orveau (golden valley) is situated just above the Grand Cru Musigny and shares an almost identical terroir. Domaine Faiveley’s small .64 acre parcel sits mid slope with an ideal south/ southeast exposure and stony, shallow limestone soils.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 18-20 day maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Additional Information

Bright garnet in color with a delicate nose disclosing fruity and oaky notes. The palate reveals fruity, toasty notes such as black cherry and a firm tannic structure. An elegant, delicate and very distinctive wine.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chambolle-Musigny
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Pebbly, limestone rich soils
  • Vineyard Acreage: .25ha
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 1600 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (technical director Flous noted that due to the tiny production in 2016--nearly 90% lower than normal-- this wine was made in exactly the same way as Faiveley's Musigny: 50% destemmed by hand, vinified in a small tank and aging in a new feuillette): Bright ruby-red. Slightly grilled, reduced nose dominated today by smoky minerality, with hints of fresh blood and mocha. Plush, sweet and voluminous; a powerful, saline, smoky wine with outstanding solidity and unflagging length, but in need of a racking. Very impressive if a bit of a freak; this wine will be bottled direct from the barrel but will it have enough lift?
    Grade: 92-94 Points

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