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

Nuits-Saint-Georges

1er Cru "Les Porêts St-Georges"

The origin of this appellation’s name is not certain.  
Maybe it’s an old form of ‘poiriers’(pear trees)…

Characteristics

Total surface area: 7 ha 35 a
Exposition: East
Soil: Dark brown, Limestone, Gravel
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 68 a 97 ca - [4,17 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1957, 1958, 1975, 1986, 2005
Number of bottles produced: 8 000 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 deep ruby-red colour. The nose has black fruit notes and woody, fiery aromas.  After a round and full attack, this wine proves powerful and full-bodied. It is well-balanced and of high quality, with good cellaring potential.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Game, Hare Stew, Roast or Grilled Red Meats
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 12 years

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 90-93/100

This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Porêts Saint-Georges" is expressive and powerful on the nose, with a lot of wood, bayleaf, and fruits like cherries and raspberries. There is a silky,  velvety attack on the palate before the wine shows its soft and smoothed out tannins.  The aromas of hot spices, and Morello cherries dipped in chocolate are deliciously present right up to the finish.  This is a sophisticated wine, very fruity and nice to drink from now on.

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89-92/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 90-92/100
Guide RVF: 15/20

With its purply deep ruby colour, this Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Porêts Saint-Georges" 2006, opens with a liquorice nose, sprinkled with black pepper.  A little harsh on the palate at first, it develops fine volume and has a typical tannic structure for its appellation.

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 88-91/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 89-92/100
Wine spectator: 89-92/100

 
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