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

Nuits-Saint-Georges

"Les Argillats"

Vines have been cultivated here for over 1000 years.  The history of the village is therefore intrinsically linked to that of its famous vineyards.   
At the end of the seventeenth century, Louis XIV, who suffered from digestive problems, was advised by his doctor to drink a glass of wine from Nuits everyday.   In 1892, the village of Nuits added the name of its best plot ‘Saint Georges’ to its name.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 175 ha
Exposition: East
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 54 a 09 ca - [1.34 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1981, 1990
Average annual production: 2 800 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified.  For the duration of the 15-18 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 one third 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 intense garnet red colour. On the nose, this wine has complex toasty, smoky and fruity morello cherry aromas.   
On the palate, there is a supple and rich attack and then the tannic structure reveals itself. The whole is balanced and long-lasting. This wine has good cellaring potential.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Leg of Lamb
Cellaring Potential: 6 to 10 years

This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Argillats" 2008 is powerful on the nose with aromas of brioche and cherry liqueur. This wine is fresh with very fine supple tannins on the palate.  It's a balanced and harmonious wine  with fruit aromas such as very ripe cherry and strawberry.  A wine that will seduce winelovers. 

Tasting Date : May 2010

This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Argillats" 2007 opens with a pretty nose of red and black fruits, mixed with woody and spicy scents. After a frank and round attack, this wine is greedy and fruity on the palate.   It maintains its beautiful balance right the way through the slightly liquorice finish.  To taste from now on.

Tasting Date : March 2009

A very beautiful intense, clear garnet red colour.  This Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Argillats" is dominated by red fruits.  The pleasant nose gets complex  with toasty, smoky, flint and mixed herb notes.  The typical tannic structure of Nuits-Saint-Georges comes later and the whole is balanced and of good length.  It's a very good wine for ageing. 

Tasting Date : May 2008

 
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L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération