BEAUNE 1ER CRU "CLOS DE L'ECU" MONOPOLE 2013Domaine Faiveley
This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.
The appellation ‘Clos de l’Ecu’ most probably comes from the Middle Ages: this clos or walled vineyard allowed the owners to pay the taxes they owed the Dukes of Burgundy, in the unit of currency of the time the ‘Ecu’. This monopole or single-estate vineyard of Domaine Faiveley, was acquired in 2003.
A dark ruby-garnet colour. The expressive nose gives off spicy, peppery and woody aromas. The round attack gives way to a concentrated and fresh wine on the palate, giving this premier cru a noble and distinguished character. The imposing volume and the long-lasting aromas mean quite exceptional cellaring potential, but as this wine is mature and full-bodied, it can be enjoyed already now.
Try with breast of duck, fillet of beef, lamb casserole
Serve between 14º-16ºC. Cellaring potential: 7 to 15 years