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

Mazis-Chambertin

Grand Cru

This Grand Cru gets its name from some little houses or "Mazis", that once stood on this plot.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 9 ha 10 a 34 ca
Exposition: East
Soil: Shallow
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 20 a 44 ca [2,97 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1937, 1959, 1974
Average annual production: 5 800 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:

The pleasant nose has woody, spicy and red fruit notes.  This nice blend of fruity and woody aromas continues on the palate.  The tannins are supple and fruity and the finish is long.  This is a balanced wine, full of finesse and elegance.  

Suggestions

Serve at: 15°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Roast Duck
Cellaring potential: 10 to 15 years

On the nose, this Mazis-Chambertin is complex and greedy. It's a clever mix of jammy red and black fruits and delicate spicy notes.  It is very rich on the palate, containing great sweetness and structuring itself around the supple tannins.   The finish lingers with notes of violets and blackberry juice. It's a sophisticated and elegant wine. 

Tasting Date : March 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-94/100
Revue du Vin de France: 17/20

The very beautiful intense dark red colour would suggest a wine with a lot of character.   Indeed, the nose is complex and powerful, with notes of tobacco, mixed with red fruits, and well-integrated wood.  On the palate, this wine is greedy and fleshy. Its great fullness lingers on  with its liquorice finish. A very good ageing potential for this Mazis-Chambertin 2007.

Tasting Date : March 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-94/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 91-94/100
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 16/20

A beautiful intense dark ruby colour. The nose is complex with grilled notes and strawberries. This Mazis-Chambertin has a lot of finesse on the palate with rounded, already smoothed out tannins.  It is sophisticated, full, rich in fruit and harmoniously woody.  This is a very fine wine for its appellation level and vintage.
 
Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 92-94/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 92-95/100
Jancis Robinson: 18/20

 
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