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The Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru to bear the name of its owner. After a long legal battle, led by Georges Faiveley, this appellation was confirmed by the Court of Appeal in 1937.

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified in part in wooden tronconic vats.  After the three-week vatting period, we use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juices.   
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 16 to 18 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines.  The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée.  The barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

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Medium-full colour. Fresh, balanced, quite profound nose. Medium to medium-full body. Smooth and ripe and composed on the palate. Not a blockbuster and all the more elegant as a result. Long and complex on the finish. 18.0p

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Burgundy, Burgundy

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 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  Corton Clos des Cortons 2010  ( Domaine Joseph Faiveley )

Medium-full colour. Fresh, balanced, quite profound nose. Medium to medium-full body. Smooth and ripe and composed on the palate. Not a blockbuster and all the more elegant as a result. Long and complex on the finish. 18.0p

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 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  Corton Clos des Cortons 2010  ( Domaine Joseph Faiveley )

Medium-full colour. A very attractive spicy nose. Gingerbread. Just a touch of new wood. Very good grip. Very delicious fruit. Fullish body. Still a bit austere. Very fine positive vigorous finish.

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