Domaine Faiveley - Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l'ecu 2013Noble and Distinguished
The appellation 'Clos de l'ecu' most probably comes from the Middle Ages: this clos or walled vineyard allowed the owners to pay the taxes they owed the Dukes of Burgundy, in the unit of currency of the time the 'Ecu'.
This monopole or single-estate vineyard of Domaine Faiveley, was acquired in 2003.
A dark ruby-garnet colour.
The expressive nose gives off spicy, peppery and woody aromas.
The round attack gives way to a concentrated and fresh wine on the palate, giving this premier cru a noble and distinguished character.
The imposing volume and the long-lasting aromas mean quite exceptional cellaring potential, but as this wine is mature and full-bodied, it can be enjoyed already now.
Serve with: Breast of Duck, Filet of Beef, Lamb Casserole. Veal Stew with Caramelised Baby Carrots.