Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots 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: 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

  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    "Exotic aromas of smoked duck, dark wild berries, baking chocolate and spices introduces the 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots, a medium to full-bodied wine with tangy acids, satiny structuring tannins and a deep core of sapid, pungently spicy fruit. It's a definite success."
    Grade: 90-92 points

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