Domaine Faiveley - Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2019
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 Details editDeep 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
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- Alcohol: Under 14%
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- Avg Production: 5000 bottles
- Sizes Available: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate
Author: William Kelley
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
"Aromas of cassis, plums, orange rind and spicy new oak preface Faiveley's 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes, a medium to full-bodied, deep and lively wine with a concentrated core of fruit, framed by powdery tannins. Concluding with a long, mineral finish, it's another fine bottling from this cool, high-altitude and northeast-exposed site."
Author: Neal Martin
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
"The 2019 Nuits Saints-Georges Les Damodes 1er Cru has a soft, supple bouquet, the 100% destemming lending freshness and sensuality, and a little brine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, touches of blood orange and orange peel lacing the dark berry and spicy notes toward the finish. Give this 3–5 years in bottle."