The historical prestige of this cru is linked to its special location. Its soil is unique; rocky, stony, well-drained and comprising a variety of Bathonian stones (Premeaux, Oolite and Comblanchien). This year, the typicity of the crus are perfectly expressed in the two Saint-Georges wines, attaining a higher dimension, with great complexity and wines as profound as they are intense.
The cuvee Georges Faiveley is made from vines with an average age of 55, hardened to climatic variations, offering us a remarkable wine. It is already impressive and promises to evolve into something quite magnificent over time.
Vinification and aging:
The harvest is completely destemmed before being placed in the vat. Fermentation starts naturally thanks to indigenous yeasts.
In March, after 6 months of aging and following the auction, the acquired barrels leave the Hospices cellar and settle in the cellar of Château de Charmont, next to the Premiers and Grands Crus of Maison Edouard Delaunay.
The wine finishes its aging in its original barrel or is re-intoned if we deem it necessary for its good development.After 9 months of aging in our cellars, the wines are then ready to be bottled and reach the cellars of our customers.
The estate produces 140 barrels each year, divided into 18 vintages.