The Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru to bear the name of its owner. After a long legal battle, led by Georges Faiveley, this appellation was confirmed by the Court of Appeal in 1937.
Total Surface Area: 3 ha 01 a 52 ca
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Ferruginous Oolites and Marls
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 3 ha 01 a 52 ca - [7.44 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1936, 1956, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1987, 2002
Average annual production: 15 800 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:
A rather intense black colour. The nose is powerful, concentrated, fruity and woody. The attack is strong and tannic. The tannins are firm, but well incorporated by the smoothness.
We are in the presence of a wine of great volume, with supple tannins and very long-lasting aromas and tastes. This is a fine wine for cellaring.
Serve at: 16°C
Serve with: Game
Cellaring Potential: 10 to 15 years
Allen Meadows: 91-94/100
Revue du Vin de France: 17/20
A moderately intense dark ruby colour. This Corton's nose has fine complexity. There are cherries, strawberries, hay and grilled woody notes amongst the aromas. On the palate, this wine is round and well balanced, after the supple and greedy attack. The elegant finish has great liveliness. It's a good wine for cellaring.
Tasting Date : May 2009
Allen Meadows: 92-94/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 92-94/100
Wine spectator: 94/100
Guide RVF: 17/20
A beautiful deep intense ruby colour. This Corton expresses slightly smoky vanilla scents and red fruit scents like morello cherries and strawberries. Its round and balanced attack is followed by fullness on the palate with well blended tannins. This wine is a real success with good ageing potential.
Tasting Date : June 2008
Allen Meadows: 91-93/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 93-96/100
Jancis Robinson: 16,5/20
Guide RVF: 17,5/20
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération