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

Clos-de-Vougeot

Grand Cru

The monks of Cîteaux, on their arrival, decided to create this clos. The last acquisition dates back to 1336. It took them more than 2 centuries to make the clos as we know it.  The demarcation of the clos only comes from the 14th century and the surrounding wall was probably built in the 15th century.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 50 ha 11 a 95 ca
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Shallow
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 28 a 69 ca [3,18 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1940, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981
Average annual production: 5 900 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified in part in wooden tronconic vats.  After the three-week vatting period, we use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juices.  
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 16 to 18 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines.  The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée.  The barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

An intense dark ruby color.  The nose has a complex bouquet of rose and violet floral aromas and fruity aromas, with a few discreet woody notes.  The attack is round on the palate and then the tannins show their strength. This wine is well structured and corpulent, with long-lasting aromas and a fine representative of this famous Grand Cru. 

Suggestions

Serve at: 16°C to 18°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Breast of Duck, Game, Soft Cheeses
Cellaring potential: 8 to 12 years

This Clos de Vougeot 2008 has an expressive nose with powerful notes of strawberry, cherry, coconut and spices.  On the palate, this wine is  round and supple, keeping in fine harmony with the nose.  It is a wine of great finesse, which has a long finish worthy of this grand cru.

Tasting Date : March 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91-94/100
Revue du Vin de France: 17,5/20

The 2007 vintage gives us a  lighter ruby-red Clos de Vougeot with a few streaks of purple.  The nose, which is still complex and powerful, has aromas of  strawberries, cherries, spices and toasted bread. This wine is supple and structured by silky tannins on the palate.  It has beautiful length. The finish is slightly woody and shows great finesse.

Tasting Date : June 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91-94/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 91-93/100
Fine Wine: 17/20
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 16,5/20

A very beautiful dark ruby colour streaked with purple, or almost black.  This wine has aromas of very ripe black cherries, hot spices, violets and truffles.  It has a very intense and complex nose, where the wood manages to remain discreet. It is rich, silky and fleshy on the palate.  This Clos de Vougeot has good volume and long lasting aromas.  It's a very fine wine, sophisticated and elegant. 

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-95/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 92-94/100
Wine spectator: 91-94/100

 
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