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.
Total surface area: 175 ha
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1 ha 64 a 64 ca - [4,07 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1960, 1968, 1979, 1982, 1986
Average annual production: 6 400 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 dark garnet colour. The nose unveils woody, fruity and spicy scents. Then comes a round, full attack on the palate with velvety, silky tannins and beautiful balance. This wine is characterised by finesse, charm and elegance.
Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Breast of Duck, Quail with Grapes, Haunch of Venison
Cellaring potential: 7 to 12 years
The nose of this Nuits-Saint-Georges 2008 opens with grilled-toasted notes, before revealing a few discreet aromas of exotic fruits. It is fine and elegant on the palate. The black fruit tastes go nicely together with woody hints giving charm and finesse.
Tasting Date : May 2010
A deep dark ruby red with beautiful deep purple streaks. The expressive nose seduces us with its stoned fruits, spices and smoky notes. On the palate, this wine is silky, round and full, with well blended tannins. A sophisticated Nuits-Saint-Georges which will charm novices and winelovers alike.
Tasting Date : February 2009
Wine spectator: 90/100
This Nuits-Saint-Georges opens with a nose of beautifully complex aromas. Its fruity scents are joined by a range of fiery notes - spices, caramel, fresh wood... On the palate, the tannic substance is imposing, without being unpleasant or too invasive. This wine has great potential and will get rounder with time.
Tasting Date : May 2008
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération