The term ‘vignerondes’ (round vines) may come from the original shape of the plot…
Total surface area: 3 ha 84 a
Soil: Shallow and very stony
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 46 a 23 ca - [1,14 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1945, 1974, 1984
Average annual production: 2 900 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 beautiful dark ruby colour. The nose is very pleasant with fruity and spicy aromas. This wine is nice on the palate, where we find the same fruity and spicy notes and a few woody hints.
Its fine and silky tannins give it great elegance.
Serve at: 15°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Leg of Lamb
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 10 years
Allen Meadows: 89-91/100
After a relatively discreet nose with woody, minty, cherry aromas, the attack is lively. The mid-palate is more concentrated with round tannins. This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Aux Vignerondes" is a very elegant wine with beautiful balance on the palate and average length.
Tasting Date : April 2009
A complex nose with a palette of toasty aromas, mocha coffee and mixed spices to which are added fruity notes and a few animal notes. The attack is round and greedy, marked by woody hints. This vintage gives us a balanced and elegant wine with long length. A very good wine for the cellar.
Tasting Date : May 2008
Allen Meadows: 87-89/100
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération