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Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...
Pale yellow with greenish hues. The nose reveals fresh, floral aromas and a touch of brioche. The palate is rich and powerful with toasty notes and a pleasant freshness. A lively and direct wine with excellent tension.
The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. These wines present fruity aromas and are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.
The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. Vinification lasted for 4 weeks and took place in French oak barrels (less than a third of which are new oak) in hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent natural temperatures. The wine was aged in barrels for 14 months during and was stirred regularly in order to keep the lees in contact with the wine. This resulted in excellent tension and aromatic complexity combined with a smooth and delicate palate.