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Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Premier Cru 'Clos du Roy' France 2009

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Clos Rochette is a 11 acre monopole of Domaine Faiveley located in the heart of the Mercurey appellation. This is an extremely rocky vineyard with soils of clay, limestone and gravel. Vines date back to 1960. Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and pressed on site in Mercurey. Following vinification the young wines are brought to the domaine cellars in Nuits-St-Georges for aging. To preserve freshness only a small portion of the wine is aged in oak, with the majority staying in stainless steel for the 10-12 month aging period.

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Pierre Faiveley started the domaine in 1825 and his son Joseph gave his name to the family business.A Georges Faiveley was involved in the founding of  the Chevaliers du Tastevin organisation.[ www.tastevin-bougogne.com]The domaine is now run by 7th generation Erwan Faiveley. The family are also involved with an engineering business that also bears their name [www.faiveleytransport.com]T... Read more
Pierre Faiveley started the domaine in 1825 and his son Joseph gave his name to the family business.A Georges Faiveley was involved in the founding of  the Chevaliers du Tastevin organisation.[ www.tastevin-bougogne.com]The domaine is now run by 7th generation Erwan Faiveley. The family are also involved with an engineering business that also bears their name [www.faiveleytransport.com]There are 120 hectares in total spread all over Burgundy and includes 10 hectares of Grand Cru and 25 of Premier Cru making it one of the larger Burgundy domaines Read less

External Reviews for Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Premier Cru 'Clos du Roy' France

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

Though it’s the flagship AOC of the Côte Chalonnaise Mercurey is a region that is still pretty obscure; luckily in Premier-speak “obscure” usually translates to “great buy.” This Chardonnay has a distinct appley undertone balanced by a profound mineral character.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

This vineyard neighbours that of La Framboisière which produces powerful red wines. In the Clos Rochette, the soil is particularly compact and hard to work, being strewn with little rocks, hence the name. Rich and complex white wines are produced here. To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinifed on site in Mercurey. The wine is then brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured. Only a small part of the cuvée is raised in oak barrels for 10 to 12 months, which allows the wine to acquire delicate woody notes without masking the liveliness and the character sought after in the Côte Chalonnaise white wines.



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Clos Rochette is a 11 acre monopole of Domaine Faiveley located in the heart of the Mercurey appellation. This is an extremely rocky vineyard with soils of clay, limestone and gravel. Vines date back to 1960. Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and pressed on site in Mercurey. Following vinification the young wines are brought to the domaine cellars in Nuits-St-Georges for aging. To preserve freshness only a small portion of the wine is aged in oak, with the majority staying in stainless steel for the 10-12 month aging period.

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