Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru  Lavaux Saint-Jacques - Burgundy

Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 2017 - Burgundy

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Domaine Faiveley
Region: France
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

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$202.50: as part of any six
$225.00: single bottle
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Deep ruby red colour with an attractive nose offering intense aromas of small black fruits. A powerful, warm and concentrated wine with exceptional aromatic intensity with elegant tannins and a touch of leather that lingers on the finish.

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 months in French oak barrels (40-50% new oak and 50-60% one-wine barrels) 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.

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Very fragrant with effusive, floral notes and some sour cherry. This is a very graceful and filigree wine, in which the tannins show at the end as if suddenly emerging from the depths. In spite of that, the finish is super elegant.  (2/2019)

James Suckling


Producers notes

Founded in 1825, Bourgognes Faiveley has been handed down from father to son for over 175 years. As the sixth generation to take the reins, Fran├žois Faiveley manages, with equal amounts passion and competence, the largest family domaine in Burgundy. Methodically reconstructing vineyards fractured by French inheritance laws, Bourgognes Faiveley today owns more appellations in their entirety (monopoles) than any other domaine in Burgundy.

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