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Blagny “La pièce sous le Bois” 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

Located in the village of Meursault, just above the plot Sous le Dos d’Âne. ‘La pièce’ designates a patch or a plot of vines, situated in this case, below the wood ‘sous le bois’ of Blagny.

Total Surface Area: 11ha 14a

Exposition: East
Soil: White Marls, Clay

Surface area: 0ha 55a – (1.38 Acres )
Year the vines were planted: 1975
Average annual production: 3,800 bottles

Winemaking

Domaine Faiveley is responsible for all the work carried out in this vineyard and can therefore have total control over the quality of the grapes, as in the plots it owns. 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 14-16 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.

Vintage Information

The red Côte de Beaune wines from 2011 are clear, fresh and energetic. They offer a wide range of aromas due to the big variability of climate from one end of Burgundy to the other. They have a dark ruby colour, a nice attack, a high concentration with good tannins. Plenty of  structure; aromas are fresh, spicy and charming like the 2007 vintage. Energy and a nice acidity reminiscent of the 2010 vintage present too. Elegant notes of fresh fig characterize particularly this vintage.

Tasting Note

A brilliant red, slightly garnet colour. This wine gives off cooked black and red fruit aromas and spicy notes.  Also fruity and slightly smoky notes on the palate too. This wine is all roundness and softness, but full-bodied nevertheless.

Food Pairing

Grilled or Roasted Red Meats, Hard Cheeses

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16º C. Cellaring potential: 7 to 10 years

Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir
Cork

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