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

Latricières-Chambertin

Grand Cru

In the Middle Ages, people would call this plot ‘Petite Merveille’ (Little Marvel), the wines producedthere being of such quality….. Although no-one really knows when this clos or walled vineyardwas created, we know that it already existed in 1508.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 7 ha 30 a
Exposition: East
Soil: Fine layer of silica
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 20 a 67 ca - [2,98 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1958, 1984, 1989
Average annual production: 4 600 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:

This wine, which has a generous and complex nose, divulges rich aromas of roasting and spices.  On the palate, it opens with ripe and silky tannins, before showing its strength and its beautiful structure. 

Suggestions

Serve at: 16°C to 18°C
Serve with: Roast Quail, Pigeon, Rib of beef on the bone, Roast Beef
Cellaring potential: 8 to 12 years

The 2008 vintage gives us a powerful Latricières-Chambertin, with red fruit and spice aromas.  After a generous nose, this round, full wine seems almost sweet on the palate.  It is well-balanced and already nice to taste, having no harshness to it.

Tasting Date: February 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91-94/100
Revue du Vin de France: 17/20
Bourgogne Aujourd'hui: 16/20

A superb nose with notes of red fruit, grilling, toasting, cocoa and truffles.  This wine is rich and round on the palate with greedy notes.  The tannins are well blended and the whole is supple.  The finish is very long with black cherry aromas.  It's a very harmonious  Latricières-Chambertin which is already nice to taste.

Tasting Date : December 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 91/100
Wine spectator: 94/100
Guide RVF: 16,5/20
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 17/20

The 2006  vintage gives us a very beautiful, brilliant, intense, dark ruby colour.   The nose is typical of the village of Gevrey - it's a mix of spices, raspberries, cherries and violets. The wine is powerful and generous on the palate with well-integrated wood.   This Latricières-Chambertin has very nice volume and length. 

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91-94/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 91-94/100

 
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