Gevrey Chambertin AC 2018

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: Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin AC is sourced from multiple parcels spread throughout the appellation. Soils are made up primarily of clay and limestone and exposures tend to be east/ southeast.

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 followed by tasting and a blending of the cuvees. The young wine is aged in 30% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Additional Information

Our old vines are over 35 years old and produce an exceptionally intense and aromatic wine that reflects the unique character of its terroir. With its deep, clear ruby red hue, it reveals notes of black fruits and excellent strength and concentration. As with all Gevrey-Chambertin, it requires a few years of patience before reaching its full potential.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: 330ha Ttl AOC
  • Yield: 40hl/ha
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 5300 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml, 12/375ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    "There is a fine purity to the black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors in this supple red. It's harmony and finesse makes it approachable now, yet there is ample structure to develop over the short term. Fruit and spice accents extend the finish. Drink now through 2036."
  • Score: 93 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    "Subtle aromas of sweet strawberries and hints of citrus. Violets, too. Full-bodied and very fruity, but the tannins create a creamy texture and the acidity provides a tangy finish. Give this two or three years to come together. Better after 2022, but already fun to drink."
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
    "The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes derives from fully 30 different widely distributed parcels and is thus very representative of the commune taken as a whole. Exhibiting aromas of sweet berry fruit, smoked meats, rich soil tones and black truffle, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent, with a lively core of fruit, refined tannins and a sapid finish."
    Grade: 89-91 points

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