Mercurey Rouge La Framboisière (Monopole) 2016

Domaine Faiveley

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: The 27 acre vineyard La Framboisière is a monopole of Domaine Faiveley and is located in the heart of Mercurey’s 1er Crus to the northeast of the village. Vines date back as far as 1949 and are planted in soils of clay and limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and pressed on site in Mercurey. Following vinification the young wines are brought to the domaine cellars in Nuits-St-Georges for aging. The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak for 12 to 14 months prior to release. Approximately 1/3 of the oak is first use.

Additional Information

This wine reveals a powerful, fruity nose combining rich notes of red and black fruits and a subtle hint of oak. La Framboisière offers a powerful palate dominated by crunchy red fruits. Its velvety tannins and exceptional length make it a pleasure to drink!

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mercurey
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1949
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 65,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ML
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
    "This wine, still young, is showing its wood aging while also celebrating delicious red fruits and balanced tannins. It promises spice, future balance and potential aging. It will integrate but don't drink before 2022."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    "This is spicy, boasting cinnamon and vanilla notes well-matched to a core of sweet cherry flavors. Silky and harmonious, this lingers, with a mouthwatering feel and tangy fruit. Drink now through 2024."
  • Score: 89 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (20% new oak; bottled two weeks before my November visit): Healthy bright red. Vibrant, slightly wild aromas of red berries, cinnamon, clove and black pepper, complicated by a balsamic nuance. Supple and nicely concentrated, with its cranberry and floral flavors enlivened by vibrant acidity (technical director Jrme Flous noted that this wine has the lowest pH among the Faiveley reds in 2016). Finishes with very suave tannins and excellent energy and length. Showing virtually no ill effects from the recent bottling.
  • Score: 89 Points

    Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    "(a monopole of Domaine Faiveley; vinified with 15% whole cluster). A moderately hightoned nose reflects notes of raspberry, cherry, violet and soft earth wisps. The mouthfeel of the middle weight flavors is at once vibrant and succulent while delivering fine depth and length for a Mercurey villages. Recommended."

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