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: Arguably the most famous of the 1er Crus of Volnay; the 55 acre vineyard of Santenots is split into multiple sections directly on the border with Meursault. Domaine Faiveley produces this selection from a 1.25 acre parcel in the heart of the vineyard known as Santenots-du-Mileu. Soils here are made up of limestone gravel and dark brown silt and exposure is due east.
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.
A beautiful intense red. Distinguished aromas of red fruits and a few woody notes on the nose. The wine reveals itself on the palate with spicy and fruity notes, and delicate smoky and toasty flavors. This is a well-structured wine, which has fine volume accompanied by a certain roundness.
Score: 94 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
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