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2019 Domaine Nicolas Faure, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aux Herbues

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Regular price $550
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2019 Domaine Nicolas Faure, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aux Herbues

Vinous

92

CellarTracker

90
Regular price $550
/

From a near-quarter hectare plot on the Vosne side of Nuits-Saint-Georges, planted in 1964 to deep, silty-clay soils. Fermented whole-cluster and aged 16 months in used barrels.

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Essentially a one-man domaine, Nicolas was not born into a family of vignerons nor inherit a plot of vines; instead, after harvests with DRC and Domaine Chave, among others, he began five years of work at DRC in 2010 while trying to cobble together vineyard plots for his own domaine, even now just 1 hectare in size!

Domaine Nicolas Faure

The vision is simple - no matter the plot, treat it as if it were a Grand Cru. Of his vineyards totaling a mere 1 hectate, the first plot was Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Herbues, and in 2013 he came by 3 more plots - one of century-old Aligoté vines near to Pernand-Vergelesses, another Gamay within Nuits-Saint-Georges, the third a Pinot Noir vineyard designated as Bourgogne within the Cote de Nuits. 2015 brought an opportunity to manage and produce a vineyard in Aloxe-Corton. He also holds a day job managing the vineyards of his wife, Amelie Berthaut of Berthaut-Gerbet.

Nicolas' wines are scintillating, pure and expressive of their origin...not shy on flavor by any means, following many of the methods of his mentors and idols - the vertical press of Leroy, the farming and strenuous selection of DRC, and the naturally low-yielding crops of his old vineyards all serve to create wines with an unmistakable signature of quality.

Meet the Producer

Domaine Nicolas Faure

Essentially a one-man domaine, Nicolas was not born into a family of vignerons nor inherit a plot of vines; instead, after harvests with DRC and Domaine Chave, among others, he began five years of work at DRC in 2010 while trying to cobble together vineyard plots for his own domaine, even now just 1 hectare in size!

The vision is simple - no matter the plot, treat it as if it were a Grand Cru. Of his vineyards totaling a mere 1 hectate, the first plot was Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Herbues, and in 2013 he came by 3 more plots - one of century-old Aligoté vines near to Pernand-Vergelesses, another Gamay within Nuits-Saint-Georges, the third a Pinot Noir vineyard designated as Bourgogne within the Cote de Nuits. 2015 brought an opportunity to manage and produce a vineyard in Aloxe-Corton. He also holds a day job managing the vineyards of his wife, Amelie Berthaut of Berthaut-Gerbet.

Nicolas' wines are scintillating, pure and expressive of their origin...not shy on flavor by any means, following many of the methods of his mentors and idols - the vertical press of Leroy, the farming and strenuous selection of DRC, and the naturally low-yielding crops of his old vineyards all serve to create wines with an unmistakable signature of quality.


Vinous

Vinous

92

The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Herbues was the first vineyard Faure bought, in 2011, populated by vines planted mainly in 1964. This has a very well-defined bouquet of raspberry, cranberry and tea leaf aromas, more loamy notes emerging with time. The palate is wonderful and delivers crisp tannins. Kind of "old school" Pinot Noir in some ways, thanks to the 100% stems, but fresh as a daisy and quite persistent on the saline finish. Superb.

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Vinous

Vinous

92

The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Herbues was the first vineyard Faure bought, in 2011, populated by vines planted mainly in 1964. This has a very well-defined bouquet of raspberry, cranberry and tea leaf aromas, more loamy notes emerging with time. The palate is wonderful and delivers crisp tannins. Kind of "old school" Pinot Noir in some ways, thanks to the 100% stems, but fresh as a daisy and quite persistent on the saline finish. Superb.