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2016 FAIVELEY Mazis-Chambertin Grand cru

FAIVELEY Mazis-Chambertin Grand cru 2016

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  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Burgundy
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Mazis-Chambertin
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Grand cru
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Pinot Noir 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    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...

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  • Tasting notes

    This wine reveals a deep ruby red hue and intense notes of oak, spice and red fruits on the nose. The palate offers the same aromas and the nose with a harmonious combination of fruity and oaky notes. With its smooth tannins and long, lingering finish, this well-balanced wine is the epitome of elegance. Serve with Steak in a mushroom sauce, game stew, glazed duck breast,roast saddle of lamb.

  • Viticultural notes

    This climat is named after the small houses known as "Mazis" that used to be present on this parcel. It is the most northern of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grands Crus. Our parcel lies in the"Mazis Haut" (upper Mazis) and offers a unique terroir composed of an alluvial cone where scree from the valley has gathered. The wines produced in this climate are seductive, lively and very deep.

  • Winemaking notes

    The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak and 40% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

Press reviews

  • - 97 Points -

    April 2019

    Marked by oak spice, this is nonetheless an elegant style, featuring floral, wild strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors. Sleek and firm, showing tension, picking up a mineral element as this stretches out on the finish.

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  • - 96 Points -

    March 2018

    Five parcels of Mazis make up the Faiveleys’ 1.6 hectares of this Grand Cru. It’s another very impressive Pinot, showing subtle reduction, silky tannins, a core of black cherry fruit and an undertone of liquorice and wild herbs. Complex and persistent, with stylishly integrated oak.

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  • - (93-95) Points -

    January 2018

    The last Grand Cru in the north of Gevrey. The soil is different: stony rocks and chalk from the mountain, resembling an avalanche. New Francois Freres barrel. Chocolatey new oak twist on the nose. Very fresh with nice perfumed, focused cherry and raspberry fruit. Good structure with some fine spicy notes. Linear with good acidity.

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  • - (93-95) POINTS -

    September 2018

    (60% new oak): Dark red with ruby highlights. Complex, inviting aromas of black raspberry, peony, toast, smoke and game. Compellingly rich, creamy wine with a captivating mixture of dark berries, flowers and toasty oak. Maintains its thickness and body straight through to the very ripe, long, suavely tannic finish. A beauty.

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  • - (95-95) POINTS -