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

Nuits-Saint-Georges

1er Cru "Aux Chaignots"

‘Aux Chaignots’ very probably indicates the existence of an old wood of oak trees, ‘chènes’ in French today, or ‘chasnes’ in Old French.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 5 ha 85 a 55 ca
Exposition: East
Soil: Dark brown, Limestone, Gravel
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 72 a 61 ca - [1,79 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1960, 1965
Average annual production: 4 600 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified.  For the duration of the 18-20 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 on average two thirds 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:

A fine dark ruby colour.  This wine opens with red-fruit aromas on the nose, mixed with fiery, woody and smoky notes.  On the palate, it is rich and supple.  It’s a wine of very beautiful substance, well-balanced between finesse and strength.  The structure of the blended tannins makes this wine pleasantly harmonious.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Leg of Lamb, Breast of Duck, Deer Steak with Cranberries.
Cellaring Potential: 8 to 12 years

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89-92/100

This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Aux Chaignots" has a powerful nose and a frank attack, expressing  a certain type of grilled/ peanut butter aroma. The supple tannins coat fruitier aromas on the palate.   This is a wine to decant, so that it reveals its full potential.

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89-92/100
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 15/20

This wine's nose is expressive and already open with roasting aromas, with very ripe black fruit notes.   The attack on the palate is round and fleshy.   This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Aux Chaignots" has beautiful volume and strikes a fine between strength and sweetness. It's a harmonious and sophisticated wine. 

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89-91/100
Guide RVF: 15,5/20
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 17/20

 
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