Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 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: Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot sits on the lower slope within the village of Vosne-Romanee directly below the Grand Cru’s of Le Musigny and Grands Echézeaux. One of the largest of Grand Crus; the 123+ acres are heavily fragmented, Domaine Faiveley owns 3.18 acres spread across multiple parcels.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short 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 16 to 18 months.

Additional Information

Deep ruby red with complex fruity and floral notes (rose, violet) and a subtle hint of oak on the nose. The attack is smooth with powerful tannins. This well-structured and very persistent wine is an honour to the reputation of this exceptional Grand Cru.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Clos-de-Vougeot
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: deep marl
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.3ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1940
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 5900 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
    "A high-toned mix of floral, wild cherry, currant and mint flavors marks this tightly wound style. This is supported by fine-grained oak and similarly refined tannins, yet has the intensity to match, ending in a long, cascading aftertaste of fruit, spice and chalk. Best from 2023 through 2045. 800 cases made, 22 cases imported."
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    "The 2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru opens in the glass with an attractive bouquet of dark berries, red cherries, smoked meats and rich, loamy soil. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, succulent but tight-knit, with a nicely concentrated core of sapid fruit, racy acids and fine-grained but youthfully chewy tannins. It's one of the more reserved wines in the range, but it also doesn't appear to possess the plenitude or completeness of Faiveley's most successful cuvées in the 2016 vintage."
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (Faiveley vinified the old vines separately but then assembled them with the rest): Bright ruby-red. Alluring floral nose combines blackberry, black raspberry, violet and licorice. A savory and rather refined young Clos Vougeot, offering subtle notes of dark berries, flowers and earth rather than this grand cru's more typical black cherry and herb qualities. Nothing rustic about this highly promising Clos Vougeot!
    Grade: 92-94 Points

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