In the 8th Century, Charlemagne owned vineyards in Côte d’Or. He asked to clear “essarter” the lands in the forest which were favourable for cultivation. We can deduce that this plot may have been one of the first to be reclaimed from the forest.
After leasing this plot for around 50 years, Domaine Faiveley bought the Clos des Issarts in 2002.
Total surface area: 0 ha 60 a 95 ca
Exposition: East, North-East
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 60 a 95 ca - [1,49 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1970, 2005
Average annual production: 2 600 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 dark ruby colour. The nose has aromas of very ripe fruits blended with woody notes and a few fiery liquorice notes. This wine is elegant and round on the palate. The tannins are quite voluminous and relatively silky. This is an elegant, well-balanced wine with very good long-lasting aromas.
Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Roast Duckling, Chicken Fricassée, Mature Cheeses
Cellaring potential: 7 to 12 years
On the nose, fresh crunchy cherry notes mix with spices and woody scents. After a supple attack, this wine is full of finesse on the palate with tight tannins. It's a very elegant and subtle Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos des Issarts", with a long finish worthy of its appellation.
Tasting Date : May 2010
Allen Meadows: 87-89/100
Its powerful nose and its beautiful garnet-tinted dark red colour suggest there are rich aromas here. Indeed, this Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos des Issarts" expresses aromas of hot spice and mocha with ripe fruits. There is good aromatic persistence here.
Tasting Date : December 2008
Allen Meadows: 90/100
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération