Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin 2018

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Domaine Faiveley Charmes Chambertin 2018
$299.00

SKU 12969

750ml Bottle

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Founded in 1825, today Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time-honored traditions of France's noble Burgundy region. This red from one of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards in the region : Charmes-Chambertin. This vineyard is situated on the most northern part of the hillside, in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin. The production areas for the Charmes-Chambertin and Mazoyères-Chambertin appellations are the same and it is the Charmes-Chambertin appellation that is usually specified. 

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract color, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak and 40% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in the cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Faiveley
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is another of the portfolio's high-points this year, bursting with aromas of wild berries, orange rind, incense and smoked meats. On the palate, it's full-bodied, fleshy and textural, with old-vine concentration, broad shoulders and a long finish. While this is a muscular, serious Charmes, it's also very elegantly rendered.

William Kelley, January 9, 2020