Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Domaine FAIVELEY/Maison Joseph FAIVELEY* -- 2012 Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise tasted prior to bottling in November 2013 (Nuits-Saint-Georges)

As I mentioned previously, technical director Jérome Flous said that 2012 was the most complicated of the vintages 2010-2013. One sees that especially in the Côte de Beaune vineyards that were hit by hail. They are often good wines, but in some cases show no terroir, and often (but not always) are not quite at the same level of other recent vintages. In contrast, with the Côte Chalonnaise wines that we begin with, there is outstanding quality to be had. Harvesting for both the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune reds began on 17 September.

2012s tasted from bottle are reviewed here. 2012 Côte de Nuits wines tasted prior to bottling are reviewed here.

We start with the reds: (Continue reading here.)