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Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Damodes” Domaine Faiveley 2008

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 name ‘Les Damodes’ may come from a female trinity presiding over the good of the earth, or perhaps refers to some druidesses who were established in this area.

Total surface area: 8ha 55a
Exposition: East
Soil: Shallow, Hard Limestone

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0ha 81a – (2,01 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1983, 1989
Average annual production: 5,000 bottles

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Note

A beautiful very dark ruby colour. The expressive nose opens with aromas of black fruits, spices and warming notes of toast. The attack is full. A good tannic structure and beautiful acidity make this wine powerful and round on the palate.

Food Pairing

Beef Bourguignon, Game, Hard Cheeses

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16º C. Cellaring potential: 4 to 8 years

Côte de Nuits, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir
Cork

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