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: Clos de l'Ecu was acquired in 2003 and is a monopole of Domaine Faiveley. The 5+ acre "Clos" or walled vineyard sits high on the hillside overlooking 1er Crus Les Bressandes, Les FEves and Les Perrieres and the village of Beaune to the east. Soils are shallow, loose and laiden with gravel.
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 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
This is intense and tightly packed, with black cherry, blackberry, earth and chocolate notes, all allied to a firm structure, with the components in the right proportions. Stays fresh, and the fruit persists in the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036.
Score: 89 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
Perfumed spice aromas give this wine its toasty character. The wood aging dominates the fruit. The fruit is ripe and will develop. Give this wine until 2024.
Score: 92 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
Wonderful blackberry and blueberry aromas with stones and wet earth. Medium-bodied, tight and linear with fresh tannins and a beautiful finish. Very savory. Delicate finish. Needs time to come together. Drink in 2020.
Enough wood to remark upon frames ripe liqueur-like aromas of dark raspberry, plum and earth. The wood can also be found on the succulent, serious and dense middle weight flavors that coat the palate on the firmly structured finale. This rustic effort is rather old school in style and will require patience.
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