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Coteaux Bourguignons 2013

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

Burgundy’s vineyards date back to the Roman era, but were abandoned for many years. It was the monks from the Abbey of Cîteaux, well-known for the quality of their work in the vines and their knowledge of ‘terroirs’, who were to develop these vineyards. This wine comes from plots which are nicely spread out over the appellation, in which regular quality checks are carried out. This allows Faiveley to assure the quality of the grapes and the professionalism of the producers they are in partnership with. This wine comes mainly from plots situated in Côte de Nuits (near Vosne-Romanée) and in Côte de Beaune (near Pommard).

Winemaking

The wine is matured for 8 months in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Part of the cuvee, which varies depending on the vintage, is raised in oak barrels. These barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Vintage Information

A cold Winter followed by a late Spring, with flowering around twenty days later than the recent trend. Temperatures began to rise in June and July was generally fine and dry with some hot days. Hail once again was an issue, a storm hitting on 23rd July.

Tasting Note

 

A fresh and fruity example of Coteaux Bourguignons with fine and round tannins. Ruby red, bags of red fruits and a soft spice.

Food Pairing

Red meats, pork and creamy cheeses

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16ºC

Bourgogne Regional
100% Pinot Noir
Cork

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