2010 Framboisiere (Faiveley) - Mercurey Clos du Roy 1er Cru 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

Palish medium red. Reticent, cool nose hints at medicinal cherry, menthol, mint and herbs. Then sweeter and more concentrated than the nose suggests, with an enticing sugar/acid balance giving lift to the red berry, red cherry and mineral flavors. Finishes brisk, with a fine dusting of tannins and lovely verve. Not a fleshy style but I like this wine's solid stony underpinning.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 167

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Average rating: 89, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

43 bottles owned by 12 collectors.

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About This Producer

Domaine Faively began in 1825 as a classic negociant firm and has since been passed down from father to son for nearly 200 years. During this time, it has become the largest owner of classified vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beanue and Cotes Chalonnaise. With 10 hectares of Grand Crus and 25 hectares of Premier Crus, including several monopoles, Faiveley is not only one of the largest producers in Burgundy, but also one of the finest estates in the world.

Today led by Erwan Faiveley, the Nuits-Saint-Georges-based operation is looking to expand the domaine's holdings of exceptional vineyards to ensure more control from vine to bottle across the entire portfolio. Faiveley's top wines are hand-bottled with no filtration, resulting in wines described by Clive Coates as "...supremely clean and elegant: definitive examples of Pinot Noir... above all they have richness and breed, the thumbprint of a master winemaker."

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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