Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos des Myglands 2018
In 1825, Pierre Faiveley founded the firm that now bears the name Domaine Faiveley. At that time, the firm was classic negociant, buying and selling wine. But from generation to generation, with a firm commitment to the quality of Burgundy's patrimony, the Faiveley family has purchased vineyard and is today among the largest owners of classified vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune and Cotes Chalonnaise. All together the firm owns some 120 hectare of vineyards among which 10 hectares are grands crus and 25, premiers crus. The objective of the family today, led by Erwan Faiveley, is to increase the firm's holdings of great vineyards so that there can be complete control from vine to bottle across the entire range of wines. Along with this focus, Erwan Faiveley and General Manager Bernard Hervet have renovated the cellars which now boast state of the art barrel presses, custom designed wooden vats and among the finest, air cured oak casks available in the world. Today, the wines of Domaine Faiveley are widely recognized for being among the finest produced in Burgundy and Domaine Faiveley among the finest wine producers in the world.
Burghound reports on the 2018 vintage : 'I met this year with both Erwan Faiveley and technical director Jérôme Flous, who noted that "the 2018 growing season was hot and dry but other than an early attack of mildew and a bout of hail on the 15th of July in Prémeaux and the southern part of Nuits, it was largely uneventful. We attacked the harvest on the 27th of August with our whites and the vines in the Côte Chalonnaise. We then moved to the Côte de Beaune on the 29th, picked in the Côte de Nuits from the 3rd of September to the 12th where we concluded with our Marsannay vines. Yields were on average around 40 hl/ha but with some notable variability for a variety of factors. For example the Côte Chalonnaise was actually less abundant than the Côte de Nuits and of course our vines that were hit by hail were naturally less generous. Potential alcohols were also variable with most wines coming in between 13.5 and 14% though a few wines below the range and a few above it as well. We did our usual vinification though in our cuverie which made things much more convenient. Nothing was acidulated either beyond a few cuvées of young vines which suffered from hydric stress and came in with very low acidities. We were also extremely careful about monitoring all the wines for technical problems and in particular volatile acidity and brettanomyces. As to the wines, they're ripe yet not distortions of what Burgundy is supposed to be at its finest (so the style of the vintage is indeed 'Burgundian'). They should also age well for years as they have the stuffing to do so."
The 2017 vintage of this wine was chosen as a Top 100 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. We have carried the Myglands for many years, we love this wine!
|Region||France, Burgundy, Mercurey|
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is one of the most charming, immediate wines in the range this year, delivering notes of dark berries, red plums, baking chocolate and spices. Medium to full-bodied, supple and expansive, it's open and velvety, with lively acids and a nicely defined finish.
BurghoundA mild touch of reduction blurs the detail but the fruit is clearly ripe. Otherwise there is a highly seductive mouthfeel to the solidly concentrated middle weight flavors that possess even better depth on the more structured and slightly rustic finale. This is blessed with plenty of dry extract and is very promising for improving over the mid-term. Recommended for value. 89-91