2010 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Grand Cru

Year: 2010
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 96
Burghound: 94-96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$149.95
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THEIR FLAGSHIP WINE!

"Pure floral, cherry and spice aromas and flavors highlight this aromatic, lush and silky red. Finishes on the taut side, but with intensity and a vibrant structure. Shows fine length, with soft tannins and a savory mineral aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2029." (WS)

"A brooding, deep and introverted nose grudgingly gives up notes of cassis, earth, wood and a hint of animale. The intense, brawny and imposingly structured flavors possess superb volume and almost breathtaking power on the explosive and mouth coating finish that is of monumental proportions. This is a classic Corton yet consistent with the style of the 2010 vintage, this is not unduly rustic, indeed the tannins, while firm, are actually relatively refined. A knock out by any standard but at the same time, a wine for the genuinely patient." (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:
Corton Clos de Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru vineyard to bear the name of it's owner. The name was confirmed in court in 1937. This unique 7 acres parcel sits on the northern extremity of the hill of Corton fairly high up the slope surrounded by the famous "Le Corton" parcel. Soils are poor and well drained made up primarily of Ferruginous Oolites (read: iron based stones) and Marl (clay). The majority of the vineyard was planted between 1936 and 1967 with younger plantings up to 2002.

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.