Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru La Combe aux Moines 2017


Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru La Combe aux Moines

Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Côte de Nuits
1er cru
Pinot Noir 100 %
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About this winery

Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...

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Notes about product

2017 is an early vintage. Harvests started on August 29th, the grape clusters were dense and compact thanks to excellent flowering in late May. Favourable climate conditions gave charm and generosity to the wines. 2017 is a classic style of vintage that can also be enjoyed in its youth.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand and were punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation was completed. The free-run wine was run off using a gravity system while the marc was pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines were aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (40-50% new oak and 50-60% one-wine barrels) which were selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The finished wine was left to age in the cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature.

Tasting notes

Intense ruby red colour and an attractive nose offering fresh red fruits, sweet spice, oaky notes and a touch of smoke. The palate is smooth and persistent with fruity, oaky notes that linger on the finish. A remarkably elegant wine with silky smooth tannins and a very distinctive finish.

Press reviews

Wine Spectator

- 94 points -

March 2020

This is fresh, sporting cherry, raspberry, rose, spice and mineral aromas and flavors. Charming, offering a supple texture and a vibrant structure, expanding on the long, saturated aftertaste.

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(88-90) POINTS

January 2019

The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin La Combe Aux Moines 1er Cru has the most conservative and backward bouquet of Faiveley’s Gevrey Premier Crus; it doesn’t want to come out and play. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly coarse tannin on the entry, sturdy backbone and a chalky, quite forthright finish...

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(90-93) POINTS

January 2019

from a large 1.2 ha parcel). A restrained and markedly cool nose reflects notes of violet, plum, earth and a more discreet touch of wood. The supple and relatively forward medium weight flavors possess an appealing sense of energy, all wrapped in a sleek and stony finish that is less austere than usual. As is the case with several wines in the range, this is not especially dense but it is both very complex and well-balanced.

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