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Full body with firm tannins, giving the impression of heartiness and volume on the palate. The fruit and aromas are closed at this stage, with spice and toast notes of barrel ageing commanding centre stage. It requires a few years of cellaring at least before the components interlace and the complexity evolves.
Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the domaine has greatly expanded its vineyards across the entire Côte d’Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvées. Once notorious for being fairly austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years and the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak. A contender for one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.