2009 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru

Year: 2009
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Vinous Media: 90
Burghound: 92-94
Red Wine
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"($99) Deep red. Sappy aromas of crushed dark fruits, wild herbs, spices and earth. Dense, spicy and saline, conveying a lush, rich texture accompanied by excellent verve. Finishes broad, ripe and long, with a subtle saline quality." (IWC)

"A wonderfully complex and quite densely fruited nose features layered aromas of red, blue and black fruits that include ample amounts of stone, game and earth nuances, all of which can also be found on the supple but precise and very serious flavors blessed with an abundance of dry extract on the strikingly long finish. This is terrific and the complexity is outstanding but patience will be required." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: Domaine Faiveley owns a single 5.06 acre parcel of the total 25 acre Les Cazatiers vineyard. The vineyard is located high on the hillside in the northern part of the appellation bordering the equally famous 1er Cru of Clos St-Jacques. Exposure is due east with soils made up primarily of white marl (clay) and limestone gravel.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.

Vines planted in: 1958, 1989, 1990, 1999

Average Production: 7,500 bottles