About the Wine
The Victor Fagon is an exclusive US-only label from Maison Bertrand Amboise. These wines are among the most concentrated and boldest expressions of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay available in the Cote d’Or today and have been recognized as one of the premier NSG producers since the early 90s.
The Domaine dates back to the late 18th century. Bertrand took control of the estate in 1988 after the death of Martin’s (Bertrand’s wife) father and has never looked back. Today Bertrand’s Son, Francois, manages the vineyards (w/Bertrand) & daughter, Ludivine, manages the commercial aspects of the Domaine; allowing Bertrand to concentrate on the winemaking. Low yields and ripe skins allow for long, slow fermentations on the skins, sometimes 3+ weeks which is why these wines have more color than most. All cuvees are 100% destemmed.
The name on the label represents Francois’s son “Victor” and “Guy-Crescent Fagon”, doctor to Louis XIV and an important benefactor to the wines of Nuits Saint Georges. The 21-hectare Domaine spread amongst 20 appellations is located in Premeaux-Prissey (the southern side of Nuits Saint Georges) just below 1er Cru’s Clos d’Arlot & Clos de la Marechale, and has been certified organic since 2013.
Victor Fagon Cotes De Nuits Villages comes from 55-year-old vines on average. This wine is a major overachiever!
Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir. Very dark color, the nose is focused on savory spices and includes tanned leather & straw. Super ripe red fruits on the palate, especially red currant and raspberry a sauvage savory compote feel; excellent calcaire freshness and structure; the finish harkens back to the nose with savory brown herbs and soil flavors. Excellent.
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