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

Nuits-Saint-Georges

"Les Lavières"

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: 1 ha 07 a 32 ca - [2.65 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1925, 1945, 1960, 1973
Average annual production: 6 850 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:

This wine is a beautiful deep dark ruby colour. It gives off ripened fruit aromas and fine woody notes.  It is really generous and ripe on the palate with tannins nicely smoothed out. The wood is discreet and blends pleasantly with the fruit, giving a wine of great elegance.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Game Birds, Quail with a Coulis of Cherries
Cellaring Potential: 6 to 8 years

This  Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Lavières" opens up  with a fruity nose of very ripe and slightly spicy cherries and strawberries.  The aromas sensed on the nose are taken up again in abandon on the palate.  Not very tannic, but fresh and lively with long-lasting aromas.

Tasting Date : February 2010

A beautiful brilliant bright ruby colour adorns this Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Lavières" , which is dominated by crunchy fresh berries. After a supple attack, this wine reveals its generosity and greediness on the palate with a long finish. A pleasantly fruity wine of fine elegance.

Tasting Date : April 2009

The 2006 vintage gives us a Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Lavières" with a quite intense ruby red colour.  Its pleasant nose is prettily perfumed with spicy notes (pepper and juniper berries) and sunny red fruits.  There is a soft, supple attack for this very balanced voluminous wine. This vintage is already tasting well. 

Tasting Date : May 2008

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