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Volnay “Fremiets” 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

This plot is located on the Pommard border, right in the heart of the Volnay Premier Crus. Domaine Faiveley acquired this plot in 2007.

Total Surface Area: 5ha 87a
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Clay/Limestone

Surface Area: 0ha 74a – (1.83 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1955, 1959
Average annual production: 3,900 bottles

Winemaking

The hand-picked harvest is vinified by producers we are in partnership with. Our Oenologist tastes each cuvée and only chooses the best wines from trusted producers.
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 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 one third 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 reds have a wonderful concentration and a nice tannic structure. Their colour is deep ruby. The 2012 vintage is characterized by freshness, remarkable balance and delicate aromas of fresh fruit, black cherry and raspberry. This will be a vintage capable of a good ageing capacity.

Tasting Note

The village of Volnay is well known for the elegance of its red wines and this one is no exception. It expresses aromas of berry red and black fruits, mixed with spices and a delicate woodiness. These generous, fruity tastes are wrapped up in fine tannins which give a velvet touch on the palate.

Food Pairing

Braised Veal, Roast Partridge

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16ºC. Cellaring potential: 6 to 10 years

Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir
Cork

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