Mercurey Rouge La Framboisière 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

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: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • 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.

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