The name ‘Les Damodes’ may come from a female trinity presiding over the good of the earth, or perhaps refers to some druidesses who were established in this area.
Total surface area: 8 ha 55 a
Soil: Shallow, Hard Limestone
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 81 a 48 ca - [2,01 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1983, 1989
Average annual production: 5 000 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 very dark ruby colour. The expressive nose opens with aromas of black fruits, spices and many fiery notes of grilling or toasting. The attack is full. A good tannic structure and beautiful acidity make this wine powerful and round on the palate.
Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Beef Bourguignon, Game, Hard Cheeses
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 8 years
The Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Damodes" 2008 is a ruby colour with darker tints. On the palate, good liveliness brings out the fruit already sensed on the nose. This powerful wine strikes a fine balance between aromas and tannins and should evolve well with time.
Tasting Date : May 2010
Allen Meadows: 88-91/100
This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Damodes" 2007 is a powerful and elegant wine. Its nose releases a clever mix of crushed red fruits, dried herbs and burnt wood. It is supple on the palate and of great finesse. A little acidic, it contains aromas of liquorice, wood and very ripe fruits.
Tasting Date : April 2009
Fine Wine: 16,5/20
The 2006 vintage gives us a Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Damodes" with a beautiful brilliant, clear, ruby colour with purple tints. Its powerful nose releases scents of wood, liquorice, mixed herbs and red berries. Its firm and powerful attack has a beautiful tannic structure, but no bitterness. It's a sophisticated wine with long lasting aromas.
Tasting Date : May 2008
Allen Meadows: 89-92/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 89-92/100
Wine spectator: 88-91/100
Jancis Robinson: 16,5/20
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération