Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots 2014

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: Aux Chaignots (The Oaks) is a 14 acre 1er Cru north of the village of Nuits-St-Georges. Domaine Faiveley’s 1.8 acres is a thin slice of the vineyard running top to bottom along the southern border. Vines go back 50 years and are planted in a dark organic, gravely soil.

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 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Additional Information

Dark ruby red in color with red fruit aromas and roasted, smoky notes on the nose. The palate is rich and oily with good structure and a perfect balance between finesse and strength. The silky tannins give this wine a harmonious mouthfeel.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Nuits-st-George
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, gravel
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.8 of 14 acres
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1960
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 4600 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
    Deep red-ruby. Black raspberry, blackberry and menthol on the nose. Sweet and floral but also incisive and energetic, even youthfully imploded, with dark berry flavors complicated by flowers and minerals and buttressed by a very strong impression of acidity. This juicy wine should be a very good ager.
    Grade: 90-92 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    "This is the first wine to display much reduction and here it's enough to dominate the nose. Otherwise there is lovely detail and verve to the medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on to the moderately rustic and attractively complex finale. This too should be approachable young if desired."
    Grade: 89-92 Points

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