Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the domaine has greatly expanded its vineyards across the entire Cote d'Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvées. Once notorious for being fairly austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years and the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak. A contender for one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.
Gee, they’ve really done well this vintage. Smells and tastes like proper Burgundy, and has a good finish to boot. Red fruits, a subtle earth and smokiness, spice and peel. Light to medium bodied, discreet but good volume of fruit flavour, light scratchy tannin, a brisk and vibrant feel, and a clean finish laced with a little Campari-like bitterness. Banging Bourgogne Rouge! Alcohol: 12.5%; Price: $38; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2017-2025; Rated: 91 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Sourced from vineyards spread throughout the terroirs of the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise. "Bright and fruity with strawberry and orange-peel aromas that follow through to a medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Crisp and clean. Excellent Bourgogne red." Rating: 91 Points; JamesSuckling.com
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