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Domaine Nicolas Faure - Coteaux Bourguignons "Mes Gamays" 2020

Domaine Nicolas Faure - Coteaux Bourguignons "Mes Gamays" 2020

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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 one-man Domaine located in Meuilley, behind the city of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The Domaine was born out of the determination and the strong passion that Nicolas has for wine. He did not inherit vineyards in Burgundy, nor its rules or tradition, and built his Domaine from scratch solely based on his own conviction and vision. Nicolas took over a vineyard in Nuits-Saint-Georges in the climat “Les Herbues” on the Vosne-Romanée side in 2010, and worked hard to adapt the vines to his own standard of wine-growing. He expects nothing less than Grand Cru vineyard quality and he is adapting what he learned from the best to work on his own scale.

The “Mes Gamays” is a rare wine (around 600 bottles produced every vintage) made of Gamay. It is rare as Pinot Noir is the main varietal produced in Burgundy. The vineyard is located in Côte de Nuits, in Premeaux-Prissey right next to Nuits-Saint-Georges. The Coteaux Bourguignons "Mes Gamays" is a rich, forward and floral wine with plenty of expressive red and dark fruit. On the palate, there is generous fruit offering nice drinkability. A delightful entry-level wine offering both intensity and depth, tasting well above its level. Energetic and vivacious for the vintage. 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 undergos its malo-lactic 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 undergos its malo-lactic fermentation and matures in oak barrels before bottling without filtration.