Pommard 1er Cru 2016 Les Rugiens - 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.
CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CUVÉE LES RUGIENS
The village of Pommard neighbours Beaune and is one of the most reputed in the Côte de Beaune. The "Rugiens" climat is one of the most exceptional in the whole of Pommard and is divided into two parts. The parcel that was purchased by Domaine Faiveley in 2007 is situated in Rugiens Hauts, the most coveted part of the area.
Exposure: East, South-East
Soils: scree, marls rich in iron oxide
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Characteristics of the plot Les Rugiens
Area: 0 ha 49 a 95 ca - [1.23 Acres]
Year of planting: 1953
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 (a third of which are 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.
Deep ruby red hue. The nose and palate are in perfect harmony and reveal aromas of black fruits, oak and spice. The attack is powerful and underpinned by direct, velvety tannins. This wine offers good structure and aromatic persistency.
Food pairings: Hare stew, shoulder of lamb, duck confit, mature cheeses.
Temperature: 14-16 °C
Cellaring potential: 10 to 15 years
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Burgundy Classification||Premiers Crus|
|Domains of Burgundy||Domaine Faiveley|
|Prix||From 80 to 150 €|