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

Ladoix rouge

We know that the cultivation of vines is very ancient here.  It is furthermore one of the oldest villages of Côte de Beaune. The first Lords of Ladoix settled here in the 13th Century.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 65 ha
Exposition: East
Soil: Limestone, Marls
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 40 a - [0.98 Acres]
Year the vines were planted: 1956
Average annual production: 5 000 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified.  For the duration of the 15-18 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.   
It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 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 in general one third of the cuvée.  
The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

On the nose, this wine has good intense varied aromas of red fruit and spices mixed with woody scents. After a rather lively attack, this wine shows fine volume with a medium tannic structure. A delicate and well-balanced wine.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meats and Creamy Cheeses
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

On the nose, this wine cleverly blends red fruits and flowers with slight woody hints. It is concentrated on the palate with ripe tannins and an aromatic and long-lasting finish. It's a delicate and well balanced  Ladoix.

Tasting Date : March 2009

The nose opens up with very ripe strawberry scents and light animal notes. There is a fine, supple attack on the palate which reintroduces the very ripe fruit aromas sensed on the nose. The finish is long. This Ladoix 2007 is a delicate, pleasant and very fruity wine.

Tasting Date : April 2009

 
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