Domaine Faiveley - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe Aux Moines 2012Silky Tannins
Available 22nd Jan 2017
The nose is very pleasant with aromas of fresh red fruits and spices.
This wine is round and long on the palate where we find fruity and woody tastes. It is all elegance, with silky tannins and a sophisticated very long finish.
Serve with: Red Meats, Game (Deer).
La Combe aux Moines means The Monks Combe. It is said that during the construction of the castle of Gevrey, after a hard day's work, the monks of Cluny would gather together in the combe.
The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 18-20 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature. It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvee. The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.