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: Arguably the most famous of the 1er Crus of Volnay; the 55 acre vineyard of Santenots is split into multiple sections directly on the border with Meursault. Domaine Faiveley produces this selection from a 1.25 acre parcel in the heart of the vineyard known as Santenots-du-Mileu. Soils here are made up of limestone gravel and dark brown silt and exposure is due east.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 18-20 day maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 30% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.
Score: 94 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A suave customer, featuring ripe black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors wrapped in a coating of spicy oak. Even the tannins feel polished and well-behaved, adding support without being too obtrusive. Shows fine harmony and length overall. Best from 2020 through 2036.
A beautifully complex nose exhibits spicy and soft earth red and blue pinot fruit aromas that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is excellent mid-palate density to the tautly muscular medium weight flavors that also brim with dry extract and minerality before terminating in a gorgeously long and well-balanced finale.
Bright ruby-red. Perfumed scents of blueberry, blackberry and bitter chocolate show little of the peppery quality of the Frmiets. Suppler, sweeter and more pliant in the mouth, communicating a plush quality to its enticing raspberry fruit. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and noteworthy length.
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