Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru La Combe aux Moines 2016

FAIVELEY

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru La Combe aux Moines
2016

$145.99*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
346692
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Cross dock
Status
Store Only
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Nuits
Appellation
Gevrey-Chambertin
Classification
1er cru
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
Winery's website

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...

See the FAIVELEY detail page for more information on this brand

Notes about product

During the construction of the Château de Gevrey-Chambertin, the monks of Cluny would gather in the valley after a hard day of labouring the vineyards. The soils in this parcel are the same as in "Les Cazetiers" although the parcel is located slightly higher up. This truly is a remarkable terroir.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are 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 is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (40-50% new oak and 50-60% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

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. Serve with roasted red meats, coq au vin, beef bourguignon.

*Revues de presse*

Wine Spectator

- 95 points -

April 2019

This is tightly wound, dense and chunky, with black cherry, black currant, spice and tobacco flavors, supported by gum-coating tannins. The finish is long and refreshing, echoing dark fruit and spice notes.

See detailed press review
Tim Atkin MW

- 94 points -

March 2018

The old vine concentration is appealingly evident on this intensely coloured Premier Cru from the slopes above Gevrey-Chambertin. It’s a rich, structured wine with notes of mint and black cherry, chalky acidity and a backbone of tannin. The finish is extremely long and fine here.

See detailed press review
Jancis Robinson

16++

Jancis Robinson, November 2017

Cask sample. Light to mid crimson. Peppery dark-red fruit. Dry but scented on the palate, firm, dry in texture. A little bit lean compared with the richness of some of these Faiveley 2016s but I guess it may fill out a little with time in the bottle.

See detailed press review
Burghound.com

91-94 POINTS

January 2018

Discreet wood easily allows the overtly sauvage and earth-infused aromas of dark berries and humus to shine. The intense, muscular and powerful big-bodied flavors possess good minerality that really comes up on the austere and sneaky long finale. Textbook CAM.

See detailed press review