Corton Grand Cru Clos de Cortons Faiveley Monopole 2018

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: 6/750ml, 3/1.5l, 1/3L
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 96 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    "Wow. This is a solid Corton with ripe strawberries, plums, bark and porcini. Full-bodied with tight, fine tannins, focused depth of fruit and excellent length. Quite muscular for the vintage. Better after 2023."
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
    "Aromas of wild berries, dark chocolate, grilled squab, warm spices and forest floor introduce the 2018 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley, a medium to full-bodied, youthfully reserved wine that's deep, lively and concentrated, concluding with a long and beautifully defined finish. This is another terrific rendition of Faiveley's emblematic grand cru in the making."
    Grade: 93-95+ points

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