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Domaine Faiveley - Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets 2018

Overview

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 15 acre 1er Cru Fremiets is located on the border with Pommard in the heart of the 1er Cru vineyards of Volnay. Domaine Faiveley acquired their 1.83 acre parcel in 2007. The plot runs the length of the vineyard contains a slight grade and an exposure facing east/ southeast. Soils are poor and composed primarily of clay and limestone.

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 30% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Additional Details edit

The village of Volnay is renowned for its elegant red wines. This wine exudes aromas of small red and black fruits complemented by spicy notes and a touch of oak. Its rich flavors and silky smooth tannins make it an absolute pleasure for the palate.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Volnay
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: .75ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1955
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  • Alcohol: Under 14%
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  • Avg Production: 3900 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
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  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent News edit

The Wine Advocate

Author: William Kelley

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

"The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets offers up an inviting bouquet of red berries, wild plums, spices and rich soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated and elegantly proportioned palate, built around ripe acids and powdery, fine-grained tannins. From a 0.75-hectare parcel of old vines, this is a fine Frémiets in the making."