Marks and reviews
Domaine Faiveley, historically established in Nuits-Saint-Georges in the heart of the Côte de Nuits since 1825, is at the head of one of the finest estates in Burgundy. The seventh generation of the family, in the guise of the connoisseur siblings Erwan and Eve Faiveley, has since 2005 carried forward the work of this precious Burgundy jewel. With a vineyard of over 120 hectares, the estate is one of the largest in Burgundy, and also one of the most prestigious. With exceptional Grand Cru and Premier Cru plots, the Faiveley family boasts a remarkable winegrowing heritage.
Although Domaine Faiveley was originally set up in the Côtes de Nuits at Nuits-Saint-Georges, the estate has gradually extended its vineyards to the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. Today, Domaine Faiveley owns 12 Grand Crus and 25 Premier Crus in Burgundy and oversees an exceptional winegrowing heritage.
This Beaune Premier Cru "Clos de l'Ecu" has been a monopoly of the Faiveley family since 2003 and comes from a 2.37 hectare plot facing south. The "Clos de l'Écu" appellation has its origins in the Middle Ages, when it was used by the owners of the time to pay the royalties they owed to the Dukes of Burgundy. The vines, planted in 1948, 1980, 1989 and 1994, flourish on gravelly soils.
Winemaking and ageing
The hand-picked grapes undergo a short pre-fermentation maceration before vinification in truncated wooden vats. Vatting lasts more than 3 weeks, followed by gentle, slow pressing to obtain juice of the highest purity. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (a third of which are new) in the estate's historic 19th-century vaulted cellars.
Pinot Noir (100%)
Characteristics and tasting tips for Beaune Premier Cru Clos de l'Ecu Monopole 2021 from Domaine Faiveley
The wine is a deep ruby colour.
The nose is fresh, unveiling intense notes of red and black fruit. Spicy nuances come through to complete this complex aromatic palette.
On the palate, this wine is energetic, fruity and velvety, with great elegance. Spicy flavours mingle with hints of menthol, giving it remarkable fullness and roundness.
Food and wine pairing
This wine pairs wonderfully well with duck breast, fillet of beef and fruity cheeses.
For the best tasting, this wine should be served at a temperature of between 14°C and 16°C.
This wine can be kept until 2035.