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: La Combe aux Moines or 'The Monks Combe' is one of the most northern vineyards in the appellation of Gevrey Chambertin bordering Les Cazetiers to the south. The 12 acre vineyard sits with an eastern exposure with soils of fossiliferous clay and white marl. Domaine Faiveley owns a single 2.96 acre parcel on the top southern border of the vineyard.
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.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A pure, cherry- and raspberry-flavored red, accented by smoke, spice and mineral notes. Shows a black pepper side as the flavors play out on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2035.
"Once again there is enough wood to notice on the extremely earthy and sauvage-infused nose of somber dark berry and plum aromas. The seductively textured yet muscular flavors possess a velvety mouth feel thanks to the abundant amount of dry extract that also buffers the very firm tannic spine on the balanced and impressively persistent finish. This is really quite good and well-worth your attention provided that you have the patience to cellar this beauty for at least 7 to 8 years first."
Bright red-ruby. Licorice pastille, black cherry and violet on the nose. Very sweet, fat and powerful, but a little chunky following the examples from Chambolle-Musigny, and less complex. But this firmly tannic wine is more powerful and concentrated.
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