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: Domaine Faiveley acquired the 1er Cru Clos des Issarts in 2002 after leasing it for over 50 years. This 1.5 acre parcel sits south of the village and directly adjacent to Grand Cru Ruchottes-Chambertin. Soils here are rich in limestone and exposure is east/ northeast.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 21 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 16 to 18 months.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Forthcoming aromas of cherry, raspberry, spice and graphite are the main themes, with smoke and tar accents lurking underneath. Everything is in the right place, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2020 through 2035.
"This is aromatically more elegant with its airy and cool nose that mixes both red and dark currant, earth and hints of both wild flowers and game. There is a notably more refined mouth feel to the equally cool and stony middle weight flavors that are a bit more energetic if not as rich or muscular, all wrapped in a balanced and mildly austere finale. This is lovely and fashioned in an understated style that should be approachable after only 6 to 8 years of age."
Bright red-ruby. Lovely perfume and chalky lift to the aromas of blackberry, violet, minerals and bitter chocolate; this smells like Vosne-Romane. Pure liquid silk in the mouth, offering flavors of black cherry and saline minerality. Finishes saline, suave and dry, still holding a lot in reserve. Firmly tannic but not dry. The old vines here are more than 60 years of age but half of this vineyard was replanted in 2003 and the young vines have gone into this wine since 2011.
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