Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges 2016

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

  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
    "The 2016 Nuits-Saint-Georges Village is excellent, offering up an attractive bouquet of ripe cherries, blackcurrants and raspberries that mingle with nuances of smoked meats and candied peel. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with a concentrated core of fruit, juicy acids and velvety tannins that display an impressive degree of refinement for the appellation. It's a very impressive effort."
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
    "A touch of gaminess in the aroma gives way to blackberry, black cherry, earth and iron flavors in this rich, solidly structured red. Vibrant and balanced, though this needs a little time to integrate. Terrific length. Best from 2023 through 2042. 1,083 cases made, 150 cases imported."
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    Bright red with ruby tones. Very pure, youthfully medicinal aromas of black raspberry, violet and menthol. Wonderfully rich and subtly sweet, offering grand cru volume and depth to its flavors of red and darker berries, licorice, spices and minerals. This utterly suave wine boasts a rare combination of ripeness and coolness. The youthfully medicinal finish mounts slowly, with saline soil and mineral tones emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Splendid potential.
    Grade: 92-95 Points

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