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Faiveley Marsannay 2020 (750ML)

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2020 is a solar vintage yet the wines show a lot of freshness. The yields are low but the quality is excellent with a perfect degree of ripeness. The harvest was early in the year under scortching weather and came to an end on September 1st. Our Côte de Nuits wines have a beautiful typicity: they are concentrated, floral and fresh with all the finesse of their grape variety.

"Marceniacum" (4th century) is most certainly derived from "Marcenus", the name of the owner of a Roman villa located in the area. This vineyards previously belonged to the monks of Bèze.

Exposition South-East
Soil Deep dry brown soils, marls, clay, pebbles, gravel
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Characteristics of our plot
Surface area 1 ha 85 a 44 ca [4,58 Acres]
Years the vines were planted 1956, 1958, 1960, 1977, 1987, 2002

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (20-30% new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature. The wines are aged in vats for 2 months at the end of the ageing process.

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