Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes is a red wine from the Cote de Nuits sub region of Burgundy. Les Damodes is one of 41 climats within the Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC classified as Premier Cru vineyards. The Les Damodes vineyard borders the 1er Cru vineyard of Vosne Romanée, at the northern edge of the Nuits Saint Georges appellation.
Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 by Pierre Faiveley and has passed through seven generations of the the family since then. The company headquarters can be found in Nuit St Georges and has been run since 2007 by Erwan Faiveley. Today the family owns over 120 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy including 10 hectares of grand cru vineyards, nearly 25 hectares of 1er cru vineyards and other vineyards including 68 hectares in the Cote Chalonnaise.
The Les Damodes vineyard covers some 55 acres of which Domaine Faiveley own 2.01 acres. The vineyard has an easterly exposition with shallow, hard limestone soils. The vines were planted in 1950, 1983 and 1989. The grapes for Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. Wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels (40-50% new oak and 50-60% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in Faiveley’s hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures. Average annual production is 5,000 bottles.