2013 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru (Pinot Noir)
Aux Chaignots refers to oak tree (called chasne in old French) woods, which no longer exist. Domaine Faiveley's 2013 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots is 100% Pinot Noir -the leading grape variety of the region.
The Burgundy vintage reveals a lovely dark-ruby hue. The nose opens-up to red fruits paired with empyreumatic notes. The palate is thick yet supple, and offers superb balance between finesse and power. Blended tannins add lovely harmony: to be enjoyed between 2021 and 2025.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots was showing a little brettanomyces on the nose, which detracted from its delineation and fruit expression. The palate is chewy on the entry, more extracted than its peers with black cherries, sandalwood and undergrowth notes, but it feels rather sullen and overly serious. Hopefully it will muster more joie-de-vivre with bottle age. Tasted September 2016.
|Grape varieties||Pinot Noir|
|Producer/Bottled by||FAIVELEY CVVB 21701 NUITS ST GEORGES FRANCE|
|Vineyard||Cote de Nuits|