Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2017 - Burgundy

Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2017 - Burgundy

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Domaine Faiveley
Region: France
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

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Arguably the most famous of the 1er Crus of Volnay; the 55 acre vineyard of Santenots is split into multiple sections directly on the border with Meursault. Domaine Faiveley produces this selection from a 1.25 acre parcel in the heart of the vineyard known as Santenots-du-Mileu. Soils here are made up of limestone gravel and dark brown silt and exposure is due east.

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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 cuvees. 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.

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