Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Domaine FAIVELEY/Maison Joseph FAIVELEY -- 2016 Part II: Côte de Nuits Premiers Crus Tasted from Barrel Samples

Erwan Faiveley said that harvesting began in late September, sometime around the 22nd. There is a little bit of whole cluster in the Chaignots, more in all the Chambolles, and none in the Gevreys. Alcohols are all 13.5º or below, and except for two cuvées, there was no chaptalization at the estate.

Malolactic fermentations were considerably later than usual because of the cold cellars, and so bottling will accordingly be retarded. Prices should remain the same as for the 2015s (presumably this is in euros, so they may change as local currencies fluctuate).

All wines below except for the Amoureuses are Domaine Faiveley. (Continue reading here.)