Yesterday was International Pinot Noir day. And while these days are a marketing nonsense, I decided to open a red Burgundy. Domaine Faiveley is a larger producer and manages to make 1er cru at a value price, at least for Burgundy. This has to be applauded.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Domaine Faiveley 1er Cru 'Le Clos Du Roy'
The 2016 Domaine Faiveley 'Le Clos Du Roy' is from a Mercurey vineyard from the Côte Chalonnaise, just south of the Côte de Beaune. Red cherry and light forest floor flavours are overwhelmed by acidity and salt bush notes. The elements of a very good wine are there, but this wine is not in full balance. Apart from the lighter vintage, could high yields be a reason?