Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2018

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 Damodes is a wide 20+ acres vineyard running north to south along the upper slopes south of the village of Nuits-St-Georges. Domaine Faiveley farms a 2 acre plot in running top to bottom in the center of the vineyard. Like the majority of vineyards in Nuits, the vineyard has an eastern exposure and shallow, poor soils of limestone gravel.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 18-20 day 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

Deep ruby red hue. The expressive nose opens up with black fruits, spice and subtle toasted notes. The attack is elegant and refined and the palate is characterized by floral notes and a touch of mocha.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Nuits-st-George
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Rich Organic, Gravel
  • Vineyard Acreage: .09ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1950
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 5000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
    "The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes reveals lovely aromas of wild berries, peonies and sweet forest floor, framed by a discrete application of new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and supple but precise, with fine tannins and a succulent core of crunchy berry fruit. This cool, high-altitude and northeast-exposed site has performed very well in this warm vintage."
    Grade: 91-93+ points

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