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

Mercurey

1er Cru "Clos des Myglands"

The name of this Premier Cru, which is a monopole or single estate vineyard of Domaine Faiveley, probably comes from the English ‘My Lands’, the name given to this site by an English dignitary.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 6 ha 31 a
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 6 ha 31 a - [15.59 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1963, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1991, 1992
Average annual production: 35 400 bottles

 To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinified on site in  Mercurey.   Then the wine is brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be 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 on average 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:

The nose sets aromas of black and red fruits against a woody and smoky base.  The same greedy, fruity flavours are found on the palate.  This wine is well structured with beautiful volume and velvety tannins.
All the elements blend together harmoniously giving a silky and hearty wine.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Game, Mature Chesses
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 8 years

On the nose as on the palate, the Mercurey "Clos des Myglands" 2008 is complex and greedy. It uses powerful aromas of spice bread and liquorice, together with  delicate woody and menthol notes. The tannins are silky and give the wine good volume which perfectly balances out the whole. This is a warm-hearted wine. 

Tasting Date : May 2010

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 86-88/100
Bourgogne Aujourd'hui: 14,5/20

A beautiful brilliant, clear, deep ruby colour for this Mercurey "Clos des Myglands" 2007. It is harmonious and well balanced on the palate with really complex aromas. We find the same aromas as on the greedy nose -very ripe red fruits, liquorice and spices. The finish lingers elegantly.

Tasting Date : February 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 86-88/100
Wine spectator: 90/100
Guide RVF: 14,5/20

On the already open nose, red fruits mix with spices such as thyme, bayleaf, juniper berries and pepper. This complex wine has a supple attack and is then round with good volume on the palate.  It's a very hearty Mercurey "Clos des Myglands".

Tasting Date : March 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 87/100

 
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