Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Chambertin

Grand Cru "Clos de Bèze"

This plot, which is very rich in limestone, existed before ‘Chambertin’ existed. In 640, the Duke Amalgaire gave lands to the Abbey of Bèze and the monks cleared a forest to plant vines. In the seventeenth century the yield was estimated at 25 hl/ha: two times less than that of the vines on the plain. 
The renown and the quality of the wines from Clos de Bèze was such, that in the eighteenth century, they were 20 times more expensive than a century before.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 15 ha 39 a 33 ca
Exposition: East
Soil: Very rich in limestone
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 29 a 42 ca - [3,20 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983
Average annual production: 6 100 bottles

Cold maceration and vinification take place in wooden casks. This wine goes through the malolactic fermentation, which occurs naturally, in oak barrels.
It is matured for 16 to 18 months in barrels selected for their fine grain and a light toast: 70% in new oak and the remainder in 1 or 2 year-old barrels.

Our Tasting Notes:

A beautiful intense, deep ruby-red colour. The nose is very pleasant and complex with fiery and fruity aromas.
This wine is powerful, elegant and classy on the palate, with tannins present but not intrusive. The finish is full of finesse and long-lasting.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Beef Bourguignon, Game, Coq au Vin, Filet of Beef
Cellaring potential: 10 to 15 years

The Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" 2008 is an ample and elegant wine.  The nose releases woody, mineral and fruity scents.  There is a frank, really pure attack on the palate and a long finish with mocha aromas.  This rich, powerful and sophisticated wine has all the qualities necessary to have great ageing potential.

Tasting Date : March 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-95/100
Revue du Vin de France: 16,5/20
Bourgogne Aujourd'hui: 17/20

The nose is very expressive and sophisticated, marked by spicy notes of hot pepper, flowers and fruits.  After a fresh attack, this wine is rich and full on the palate.  We find the same aromas as on the nose with some liquorice touches.   The long and persistent finish adds a few mocha notes.  With time, this Chambertin Clos de Bèze will become even more complex.

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-95/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 93-95/100
Fine Wine: 17,5/20
Guide RVF: 17,5/20
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 17,5/20

A very beautiful ruby colour with dark purple, almost black tints.  After the complex and rich nose, this wine is full and powerful on the palate.  This Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2006 brings together strength and elegance around  sweet aromas of woody vanilla, red fruits and spices. A very big wine with fine potential.

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-95/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 93-96/100
Wine spectator: 92-95/100
Guide RVF: 16,5/20

 
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