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 owns a single 5.06 acre parcel of the total 25 acre Les Cazatiers vineyard. The vineyard is located high on the hillside in the northern part of the appellation bordering the equally famous 1er Cru of Clos St-Jacques. Exposure is due east with soils made up primarily of white marl (clay) and limestone gravel.
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 16 to 18 months.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
There's plenty of fruit here, along with a dense and tight structure. Sour cherry, currant, spice and earthy, leafy elements play out on the long, grippy finish. Best from 2020 through 2033.
"A pungent nose displays notes of reduction and wood. By contrast there is good freshness and energy to the refined, cool and elegant flavors that exhibit plenty of minerality before culminating in an explosively long, intense and moderately austere finale. This beautiful effort is textbook Petite Chapelle."
Good full red. Very concentrated, perfumed aromas of raspberry, flowers and game. Sweet and fat with fruit; boasts lovely density of material but seems a bit obvious today. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent length.
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