Joseph Faiveley Clos de la Marechale Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru 1996


Showing the raw power of Nuits with minerals, dark fruits and dry tannins.

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Faiveley are a large business in Burgundy who own large parcels all over the Cotes, including 70ha in Mercurey – a mostly overlooked region South of the Cote d’Or. From entry level to Grand Cru there is amazing care and attention.

The Clos de la Marechale vineyard is no longer in the hands of Faiveley, this is such a pity because this wine is a stunner. This to me is classic Nuits: Big tannins, dry and savoury with a mineral core and dark fruits. There is ample fruit weight to match the tannins but they still sit proud after all these years. I think this is drinking really well now.


The main trading town of the Cotes de Nuits the wines here are sturdy. And by sturdy I mean tannic. They have some of the biggest tannins of all the reds with some nice fruit cake like characters and a limestone core. There are no Grand Crus here but there is some seriously impressive Premier Cru and Village wine to be had.


The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.

Pinot Noir

This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.

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Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 30 cm










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