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Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Pruliers” Domaine Faiveley 2012

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 term “Les Pruliers” can be explained by the fact that before we grow some vines at the place, those plots were actually planted by wild plum trees.

Average annual production: vintage 2011: 4,500 bottles

Total surface area: 7ha 11a
Exposition : East
Soil : tough Limestone, not very deep soil
Yield : 40hl/ha

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.

Vintage Information

The 2012 reds have a wonderful concentration and a nice tannic structure. Their colour is deep ruby. Characterised by freshness, remarkable balance and delicate aromas of fresh fruit, black cherry and raspberry. This will be a vintage with a good aging capacity. The villages are already superb with savoury flavors of raspberry and morello cherry.

Tasting Note

Beautiful dark ruby colour. The very enjoyable and expressive nose is a mixture of black and red-berry scents. On the palate, toasty, spicy and woody notes. The powerful but elegant tannins give this wine very nice structure.

Food Pairing

Roast Pork or Veal

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16º C. Cellaring potential: 10 to 15 years

Côte de Nuits, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir
Cork

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