Domaine Faiveley Beaune Clos de l'Ecu 2018
This beautiful vineyard in Beaune has vines dating back to 1948. Its terroir offers refined red fruit character and very elegant style of the Pinot Noir varietal. It displays a deep ruby color and remarkably pure fruit flavors. The palate is lively and spicy with a refreshing touch of mint. This wine evolves beautifully in the bottle although its generous character makes it a pleasure to drink in its youth.
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 wines is indeed 'Burgundian'). They should also age well for years as they have the stuffing to do so."
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
Bottle ShopUltra polished and refined, with delicious red fruit flavors complemented by purple and red flowers, minerals and very subtle spices from the wood aging. Great balance of acidity, fruit and tannins, and excellent tension in the wine makes this mouthwatering on the palate. This is an in-house favorite year-in-and-year-out for its style and price/quality ratio. Classic, beautiful Burgundian Pinot Noir here to pair with roasted salmon or lamb dishes in particular.