Domaine Faiveley - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe aux Moines 2017
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: La Combe aux Moines or 'The Monks Combe' is one of the most northern vineyards in the appellation of Gevrey Chambertin bordering Les Cazetiers to the south. The 12 acre vineyard sits with an eastern exposure with soils of fossiliferous clay and white marl. Domaine Faiveley owns a single 2.96 acre parcel on the top southern border of the vineyard.
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 14 to 16 months.
Additional Details editIntense ruby red color and an attractive nose offering fresh red fruits, sweet spice, oaky notes and a touch of smoke. The palate is smooth and persistent with fruity, oaky notes that linger on the finish. A remarkably elegant wine with silky smooth tannins and a very distinctive finish.
- Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
- Winemaker: Jerome Flous
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Fossiliferous Clay and White Marls
- Vineyard Acreage: 1.2ha
- Avg Vine Age: Date to 1933
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- Alcohol: Under 14%
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- Avg Production: 7600 bottles
- Sizes Available: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
Wine Spectator Insider Rating: 94
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
"This is fresh, sporting cherry, raspberry, rose, spice and mineral aromas and flavors. Charming, offering a supple texture and a vibrant structure, expanding on the long, saturated aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042."