Mercurey Rouge La Framboisière (Monopole) 2017

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: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, September 6, 2019
    "Tightly wound, yet dense, with flavors of cherry, currant, sandalwood, olive and sweet spices, this is intense and persistent on the lingering aftertaste. Finely wrought and balanced. Best from 2021 through 2033. 200 cases imported."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    "There are fully 40,000 bottles of the delightful 2017 Mercurey La Framboisière, a pure and expressive wine that bursts with aromas of cassis, raspberries, candied peel, spices and licorice. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and succulent, with a lavish attack, melting tannins and a nicely concentrated core of fruit. The combination of quality and quantity is rare in Burgundy, so this cuvée is a gift to wine lovers."

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