Nuits St Georges 2016 - Faiveley
THE 2016 VINTAGE AT DOMAINE FAIVELEY
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. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.
Soil: Clay and limestone
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Characteristics of the plot
Area: 3 ha 24 a 01 ca [8 Acres]
Year of planting: 1928, 1955, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1999, 2012
VINIFICATION & MATURING
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 14 months in French oak barrels (20-30% new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature. The wines are aged in vats for 2 months at the end of the ageing process.
Intense garnet red hue and aromas of fruit, oak and spice on the nose. The palate reveals a smooth, rich attack, velvety tannins and good balance. A delicate, seductive and very elegant wine.
Food pairings: Duck breasts, quails with grapes, venison leg.
Temperature : 14°C to 16°C
Cellaring potential: 6 to 8 years
|Note||Between 91 and 94|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Domains of Burgundy||Domaine Faiveley|