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.
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.
Score: 90 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
Score: 94 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
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