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Domaine Nicolas Faure - Aloxe Corton 2020

Domaine Nicolas Faure - Aloxe Corton 2020

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Tasting Notes

STRICTLY ALLOCATED: Since these wines are some of the rarest and the most in-demand in the world, only clients with whom Clos Cachet has an existing relationship will be considered for an allocation. All Nicolas Faure wines are imported directly from the Domaine, guaranteeing its provenance.

Domaine Nicolas Faure is a micro-domaine crafting wines of impressive elegance. Each of Nicolas’ tiny vineyards receives Grand Cru care and the very high quality wines are obtained through countless hours spent in the vineyards. He further ensures the quality through mini interventions and traditional practices executed with precision. The Aloxe-Corton parcel is planted with vines of 60 years on average.

In 2015 this cuvée was just from Valozières, with Caillettes added from 2016. Both plots are old vines. Rich dark purple, again the slight vegetal touch. There’s a lot going on here and stronger acidity behind, very unformed but with striking potential. A liquorice note appears and extremely fine deep raspberry at the finish. Really, really long aftertaste. One barrel and a feuillette which dates back to 1999 but still produces lovely wine every year. Tasted: December 2021. 92 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy. 100% Gamay.

"This is where Nicolas prides himself to turn lesser-known appellations into great wines. This Gamay is no exception. It is complex, nicely layered and unique."

At Domaine Nicolas Faure the technique used is traditional. After being carefully sorted in the vineyard, the grapes are brought to the small winery. The harvested grapes are all put in a wooden tank to undergo alcoholic fermentation. After 21 days the juice is pumped into French oak barrels without adding further oak. The remaining berries and stems are pressed in a traditional vertical press to gently extract the ripe tannins and some extra fruit. Then the wine undergoes its malolactic fermentation and matures in oak barrels before bottling without filtration.

What we say

"This is where Nicolas prides himself to turn lesser-known appellations into great wines. This Gamay is no exception. It is complex, nicely layered and unique."

Technical notes

At Domaine Nicolas Faure the technique used is traditional. After being carefully sorted in the vineyard, the grapes are brought to the small winery. The harvested grapes are all put in a wooden tank to undergo alcoholic fermentation. After 21 days the juice is pumped into French oak barrels without adding further oak. The remaining berries and stems are pressed in a traditional vertical press to gently extract the ripe tannins and some extra fruit. Then the wine undergoes its malolactic fermentation and matures in oak barrels before bottling without filtration.