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

Pommard

1er Cru "Les Rugiens"

The village of Pommard, neighbouring Beaune, is one of the most famous of Côte de Beaune. This climat, which is amongst Pommard’s finest, is separated into two parts.  The plot that Domaine Faiveley acquired in 2007 is situated in ‘les Rugiens Hauts’, which is the most interesting part in terms of quality.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 12 ha 66 a 45 ca
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Scree Slopes, Marls rich in Iron Oxide
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 51 a 21 ca - [1.26 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1953, 1986
Average annual production: 2 600 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified in part in wooden tronconic vats.  After the three-week vatting period, we use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juices.   
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 16 to 18 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 beautiful dark ruby colour.  The nose gives off black fruit and spice aromas with woody and smoky notes.  On first tasting, this wine shows itself to be powerful on the palate with tannins quite present but well blended in.  As on the nose, we find pleasant woody notes from being raised in oak.    
This wine has fine structure and good long-lasting aromas and flavours, which give it interesting cellaring potential.

Suggestions

Serve at: 15°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Game
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 12 years

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 90-92/100
Bourgogne aujourd'hui: 15/20

This Pommard Premier Cru "Les Rugiens" has discreet aromas of grilled biscuits, strawberries and wilted rose.  It is more powerful on the palate, which is well balanced with soft and smooth tannins and very present fruity notes. The finish is long with a lot of elegance. This is a fine wine with good ageing potential

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89-91/100

 
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