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: Mercurey; located in the Cote Chalonnaise is the largest appellation in all of Burgundy with over 1600 acres under vine. Domaine Faiveley's village Mercurey is sourced from 5 parcels spread throughout the appellation for a total of 95 acres. Vines date back as far as 1962 and soils are primarily clay and limestone.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and pressed on site in Mercurey. Following vinification the young wines are brought to the domaine cellars in Nuits-St-Georges for aging The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak for 12 to 14 months prior to release.
A beautiful dark ruby color. The nose opens up with notes of fresh red fruits and spices. Pleasant to taste, this wine has a round and fruity attack before revealing its fine and silky tannins. This well-balanced wine with long-lasting aromas will be appreciated by knowledgeable wine-lovers and will seduce novices too.
Score: 89 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Josh Greene
This wine emphasizes savory notes of beef bouillon, cedar cigar box and lean, woody tannins. Layered over that umami line of flavor, there's some dark cherry fruit to bring complexity and floral scents. Decant this for roast quail or other dark-meat game birds.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
Laced with smoke and graphite notes, this red evokes cherry and raspberry fruit. Lively and crisp, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2018.
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