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Clos-de-Vougeot Domaine Faiveley 2011

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

The monks of Cîteaux, on their arrival, decided to create this clos. The last acquisition dates back to 1336. It took them more than two centuries to make the clos as we know it.  The demarcation of the clos only comes from the 14th century and the surrounding wall was probably built in the 15th century.

Total surface area: 50ha 11a
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Shallow

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1ha 28a  (3,18 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1940, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981
Average annual production: 5,900 bottles

Winemaking

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, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and middle toast.

Vintage Information

The spring was extremely dry – which gave the grapes thick skins and protected them from disease – while the summer was unusually rainy. Water stress was succeeded by water excess and so that led to a very early harvest without excessive maturity; characteristics of 2007 mixed with those of 2010. The red wines have a dark ruby colour, a high concentration, well balanced and the tannins are soft and ripe. Beautiful structure, flavours are fresh and spicy.

Tasting Note

An intense dark ruby colour. The nose has a complex bouquet of rose, violet floral aromas and fruity aromas, with a few discreet woody notes. The palate is round and then the tannins show their strength. This wine is well structured and corpulent, with long-lasting aromas and a fine representative of this famous Grand Cru.

Food Pairing

Red Meats, Breast of Duck, Game, Soft Cheeses



Serving Suggestion

Serve at: 16°-18°C. Cellaring Potential: 8 to 10 years

Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir

Cork

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