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

Volnay

1er Cru "Frémiets"

This plot is located on the Pommard border, right in the heart of the Volnay Premier Crus.   
Domaine Faiveley acquired this plot in 2007.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 5 ha 87 a 64 ca
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Surface Area: 0 ha 74 a 04 ca - [1.83 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1955, 1959
Average annual production: 3 900 bottles

The hand-picked harvest is vinified by producers we are in partnership with.  Our Oenologist tastes each cuvée and only chooses the best wines from trusted producers.  
The wine 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:

The village of Volnay is well known for the elegance of its red wines and this one is no exception. It expresses aromas of small red and black fruits, mixed with spices and a delicate woodiness. These greedy, fruity tastes are wrapped up in fine tannins which give a velvet touch on the palate.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Braised Veal Grenadins, Roast Partridge
Cellaring Potential: 6 to 10 ans

The 2008 vintage gives us a ruby wine with garnet tints. The powerful nose with scents of  black pepper, raspberries and Sweet William gives way to silkiness on the palate. The blended tannins coat the fruity aromas and structure this fine Volnay "Fremiets".

Tasting Date : February 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 90/100
Revue du Vin de France: 15,5-17,5/20

The Volnay "Fremiets" 2007 is a wine of great finesse and  fine complexity. It is pleasant and full of softness on the palate, echoing the grilled and spicy black pepper notes scented on the nose. The finish is velvety, silky and long - this is a very nice wine.

Tasting Date : December 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89/100

 
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