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Domaine Faiveley - Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2015

Overview

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: Mazis-Chambertin is located mid hillside bordering Clos-de-Bèze to the south and Ruchottes-Chambertin further up the slope. Domaine Faiveley owns a total of 3 acres spread across parcels within Mazis-Haut and Bas. Exposure is due east with loose gravely well drained soil. Vines date back to 1937.

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 60-70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.

Additional Details edit

This wine reveals a deep ruby red hue and intense notes of oak, spice and red fruits on the nose. The palate offers the same aromas and the nose with a harmonious combination of fruity and oaky notes. With its smooth tannins and long, lingering finish, this well-balanced wine is the epitome of elegance.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Gravel, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.5ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1937
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  • Alcohol: Under 14%
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  • Avg Production: 5800 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml, 3/1.5L, 1/3L
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  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent News edit

The Wine Advocate Rating: 94

Author: William Kelley

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"Faiveley's superb 2015 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru opens in the glass with a brooding bouquet of dark wild berries, smoky plums, grilled meat, rose hip and burnt orange that has already entirely digested its new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and rich, with a layered mid-palate and a serious chassis of fine-grained tannins largely hidden in a deep core of sappy fruit. The finish is long and savory. Cropped at a mere 20 hectoliters per hectare, this is one the highlights of the Faiveley range this year."

Vinous

Author: Stephen Tanzer

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

(entirely destemmed): Bright dark red. Restrained but very pure aromas of raspberry, smoky minerals and game. Viscous, round and generous in the mouth but with terrific fruit intensity and balancing energy; this rather full-bodied wine is ultimately more primary than the Latricires. A wonderfully concentrated wine with outstanding spicy depth and palate-staining perfume. The blend now includes vines in Mazis-Chambertin du Bas, which came to Faiveley with their purchase of Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot in late 2013. While this parcel is not the best location in this grand cru (and the vineyard is missing a lot of vines), the plant material here is excellent, and this fruit improved the wine, according to Erwan Faiveley. The crop level in Mazis was just 20 hectoliters per hectare in 2015.

Burghound

Author: Allen Meadows

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A more deeply pitched nose is composed by notes of dark berry fruit, spice, earth and a hint of animale. There is obvious minerality to the rich, full and naturally sweet broad-scaled yet relatively elegant flavors that are solidly structured, muscular and wonderfully intense while delivering superb complexity on the hugely long and moderately rustic finish. This gorgeous effort is indisputably built for long-term aging.