Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots 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: 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: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (vinified with 20% whole clusters; this wine was racked into tank in August to finish its malolactic fermentation, then back into barrels): Healthy bright red. Tangy dark raspberry, spices, chocolate and a whiff of menthol on the alluring nose. Plush, silky and fine-grained, conveying a slightly medicinal aspect but full ripeness to its dark fruit and floral flavors. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and lovely length. Very easy to taste today.
    Grade: 91-93 Points

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