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Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Clos d'Issarts' 2012 (750ml)

Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Clos d'Issarts' 2012 (750ml)

A .61 ha monopole that Domaine Faiveley acquired the 1er Cru Clos des Issarts in 2002 after leasing it for over 50 years. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.

Issarts Premier Cru wines are lighter than others from Gevrey-Chambertin, with red fruit characters and silky tannins. This 1.5 acre parcel sits south of the village and directly adjacent to Grand Cru Ruchottes-Chambertin. Soils here are rich in stony limestone and exposure is east/ northeast. The plot is thought to be one of the first in the area to have been cleared for viticulture in the 8th Century at the behest of Charlemagne. This is potentially the origin of the climat's name, Issarts: the old French term essarter refers to the clearing of forest or trees.

In 1825, Pierre Faiveley founded the firm that now bears the name Domaine Faiveley. At that time, the firm was a classic negociant, buying and selling wine. But from generation to generation, with a strong commitment to the quality of Burgundy’s patrimony, the Faiveley family has purchased vineyards and is today among the largest owners of classified vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune and Cote Chalonnaise. On October 15, 2013, in a surprise announcement, Domaine Faiveley reported it had acquired 20 hectares of vines previously owned by Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot, which is based in Gevrey-Chambertin. All together, the firm now presently owns 123 hectares of vineyards among which 12 hectares are grands crus and 27, premiers crus. The objective of the family today, led by Erwan Faiveley, is to increase the firm’s holdings of great vineyards so that there can be complete control from vine to bottle across the entire range of wines. Along with this focus, Erwan Faiveley and General Manager Bernard Hervet have renovated the cellars, which now boast state-of-the-art barrel presses, custom-designed wooden vats and among the finest, air-cured oak casks available in the world. Unlike many wine growers, Domaine Faiveley has united the management of its vineyards and its cellar under the direction of one technical director, Jerome Flous. The result is seamless integration of the wines. Domaine Faiveley wines are widely recognized for being among the finest produced in Burgundy and Domaine Faiveley among the finest wine producers in the world.

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