Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges 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: The famous 1er Cru “Les Saint Georges” sits just north of the village of Nuits Saint Georges and at just under 19 acres is one of the largest 1er Crus in the appellation. Domaine Faiveley’s parcel is approximately .75 acres of old vines in the center of the vineyard. The parcel has an eastern exposure, light grade and soil of light clay and limestone.

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

Deep ruby red hue. Powerful nose disclosing ripe fruits and warm spicy notes. A smooth, clean attack gives way to a well-balanced palate with rich, smooth tannins. This wine’s harmonious structure and elegance perfectly represent this Premier Cru.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Nuits-st-George
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: .75 of 19 acres
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1933
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 1400 Bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
    Brooding, medicinal aromas of blue fruits. Backward and imploded in the mouth but boasts a wonderfully refined texture and superb energy to its perfumed black and blue fruit flavors. Near-grand cru quality and intensity here. Youthfully tight on the aftertaste but very long and aromatic. The yield here was reportedly 38 hectoliters per hectare.
    Grade: 91-94 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    "A broad-ranging and highly complex nose offers up aromas of red currant, plum, earth and game hints. There is excellent power, punch and delineation to the more mineral-inflected medium weight plus flavors that exhibit excellent persistence on the beautifully well-balanced finish. This is a combination of muscle and grace as the power is delivered without weight. Worth checking out."
    Grade: 91-94 Points

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