2018 Domaine Faiveley Nuits St George 1er ‘Aux Chaignots’
2018 Domaine Faiveley Nuits St George 1er ‘Aux Chaignots’ “Lovely, sweet strawberries with orange peel and hints of spices, such as nutmeg. It’s medium-bodied with fine, polished and well integrated tannins, creating a nice frame for the wine. It’s very drinkable already, but will be better in 2022. – James Suckling
Aux Chaignots is a beautiful dark ruby The nose offers aromas of red fruits associated with empyreumatic notes (woody and smoky).On the palate it is fat and supple; it is a wine of very beautiful substance, balanced between finesse and power. The structure of the melted tannins gives a very pleasant harmony to this wine.Pairings: foie gras puff pastry with apples, leg of lamb, duck breasts, doe steak with cranberries.
Domaine Faiveley is a Pinot Noir with combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.
It was in 1825 that the first Faiveley founded the Faiveley house at Nuit St Georges, still so called and still managed by a Faiveley. Today, the 7th generation is at the head of this prestigious House. Over time, this House has acquired many estates including the emblematic Monopole Clos des Cortons Faiveley “located in Rognet-Corton, acquired in 1874.
This family has forged over time deep relationships of trust with many Burgundy winegrowers who have become privileged suppliers.
It is thanks to its roots and its exceptional links that the House can thus offer a wide range of Burgundy wines.
Terroir: Aux Chaignots (The Oaks) is a 14 acre 1er Cru north of the village of Nuits-St-Georges. Domaine Faiveley’s 1.8 acres is a thin slice of the vineyard running top to bottom along the southern border. Vines go back 50 years and are planted in a dark organic, gravely soil.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.