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: The 30+ acre 1er Cru Les Rugiens lies on the upper slopes above the village of Pommard. Domaine Faiveley's .5ha single parcel was acquired in 2007 and runs from top to bottom in the northern section of the vineyard names "les Rugiens Hauts". Sun exposure is east/ south-east with soils of scree (crushed rock) marl and iron oxide.
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: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Full of pure cherry, currant and floral aromas and flavors, this red is also silky, showing no shortage of structure. Builds to a long conclusion, with additional grip and a lasting impression of fruit. Best from 2019 through 2033.
"A somber and brooding nose grudgingly offers up notes of various dark berries, earth and a hint of humus. There is certainly good concentration to the detailed and lightly mineral infused medium-bodied flavors that exhibit a mild edginess on the moderately austere finish. This actually isn't bad considering the hail but at the same time it's clear that the supporting tannins are not as ripe as would be ideal."
Good deep red. Wonderfully subtle scents of cherry, redcurrant and dried flowers. Sweet, suave, bright and juicy, displaying lovely cut to its sharply chiseled red fruit flavors. The wine's medicinal reserve suggests that it will evolve slowly in bottle.
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