2009 Domaine Faiveley Volnay Fremiets 1er Cru

Year: 2009
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Vinous Media: 90
Burghound: 91-93
Red Wine
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"($84) Deep red. Very ripe aromas of raspberry, mocha and flowers. Sweet, broad and deep, with captivating flavors of raspberry, spice and underbrush. Nicely balanced wine with a subtle, rising finish featuring fine tannins. This was to have been bottled in December." (IWC)

"This is definitely more elegant and refined than the Santenots but less complex with its essence of pure red pinot fruit and liquid stone nose where the mineral component also is fully present on the lacy, intense and vigorous flavors that culminate in a linear, focused and superbly long finish. A wine of finesse but one with excellent flavor authority." (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: The 15 acre 1er Cru Fremiets is located on the border with Pommard in the heart of the 1er Cru vineyards of Volnay. Domaine Faiveley acquired their 1.83 acre parcel in 2007. The plot runs the length of the vineyard contains a slight grade and an exposure facing east/ southeast. Soils are poor and composed primarily of clay and limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 18-20 day maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 30% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Vines planted in: 1955, 1959

Average Production: 3,900 bottles