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

Nuits-Saint-Georges

1er Cru "Les Saint-Georges"

‘Les Saint-Georges’ is considered to be one of the most ancient plots of vines, already planted in the year 1000. At the end of the nineteenth century, the village of
‘Nuits’ was given the authorisation to add the famous ‘Saint-Georges’ cru to its name.

Characteristics

Total surface area: 7 ha 52 a
Exposition: East
Soil: Clay-Limestone
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 29 a 78 ca - [0,74 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1933, 1959, 1974
Average annual production: 1 400 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 very beautiful dark ruby colour.  The powerful nose has hot spice and ripe fruit notes.  The bold and round attack is followed by a balanced palate with supple and generous tannins.
The harmony and elegance of this wine do credit to this well-known Premier Cru.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Breast of Duck with Cranberries, Grilled or Roast Red Meats, Hard Cheeses
Cellaring potential: 7 to 12 years

A beautiful scarlet red colour for this Nuits-Saint-Georges 2008. The nose is full of finesse, opening up with spicy notes which blend with very ripe fruit aromas.   This wine is full, round and well-balanced on the palate.  Its very rich aromas are counterbalanced by a beautiful sense of tension.   The supple tannins stretch out elegantly right up to the finish. 

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91-93/100
Bourgogne Aujourd'hui: 16,5/20

This Nuits-Saint-Georges is a beautiful, brilliant ruby colour with scarlet tints.   Its powerful and complex nose releases aromas of redcurrants and raspberries with subtly blended spices. After a frank and full attack on the palate, this wine is long and sophisticated.  It's a harmonious wine expressing its terroir with lots of personality. 

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 90-93/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 91-93/100
Wine spectator: 92/100
Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 16,5/20

 
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