Corton Grand Cru Clos de Cortons Faiveley 2016

Domaine Faiveley


Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time-honored traditions that have been practiced since its 1825 establishment within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir, and each vintage, benefits from special attention, which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore is the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru in Burgundy alongside Romanée-Conti to bear the name of its proprietor. The name was confirmed in court in 1937. This unique 7-acre parcel sits on the northern extremity of the hill of Corton fairly high up the slope surrounded by the famous “Le Corton” parcel. Soils are poor and well drained, made up primarily of iron-based stones and clay. The majority of the vineyard was planted between 1936 and 1967 with younger plantings up to 2002.

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

Ruby red in color with clear purple reflections. The nose is powerful, concentrated and exudes notes of black cherry and spice. The palate is rich and smooth with good energy and concentration. The finish is elegant. An excellent wine for cellar ageing.
Technical Details

  • Appellation: Corton
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Ferruginous Oolites and Marls
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1936
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 15,800 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5l, 3L
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 96 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
    "The serious depth is held in reserve for now, offering black cherry, black currant, incense, earth and mineral flavors. This supple red is balanced by fleshy fruit up front, with the buried structure emerging on the finish. Reveals a terrific aftertaste of graphite, licorice and mineral. Best from 2023 through 2042. 1,500 cases made, 160 cases imported."
  • Score: 95 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
    "From one of the many divisions of the Corton Grand Crus, this wine is richly endowed with tannins and densely textured fruit. Packed with ripeness and with a sophisticated structure and texture, this is a wine for aging. Don't even think about drinking it before 2024."

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