Pommard 1er cru Les Rugiens 2017


Pommard 1er cru Les Rugiens

Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Côte de Beaune
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 was 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. The village of Pommard neighbours Beaune and is one of the most reputed in the Côte de Beaune. The "Rugiens" climat is one of the most exceptional in the whole of Pommard and is divided into two parts. The parcel that was purchased by Domaine Faiveley in 2007 is situated in Rugiens Hauts, the most coveted part of the area.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wine was 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 complete. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels s (a third of which are new oak). which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wine was left to age in hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red hue. The nose and palate are in perfect harmony and reveal aromas of black fruits, oak and spice. The attack is powerful and underpinned by direct, velvety tannins. This wine offers good structure and aromatic persistence.

Press reviews

 Wine Enthusiast

- 92 points -

December 2019

This smoky wine with firm tannins is set for the long haul. It has structure and a dry core that will soften into the rich red-berry fruits. 

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