Best of the Best 2013: International Red Wines: Domaine Faiveley 2010 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru
Burgundy’s famous vineyards are divided and subdivided into tiny plots farmed by dozens of different producers. Monopoles—entire vineyards controlled by a single winery—are rare, as are so many of the great wines sourced from them. Though Domaine Faiveley, one of Burgundy’s premier producers, owns several such properties, its crown jewel is Clos des Cortons Faiveley, located in the Côte de Beaune, which in the best vintages yields wines of great liveliness and depth. Domaine Faiveley 2010 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru (www.domaine-faiveley.com, $215) is as beautifully measured and balanced as a string quartet, its variegated notes of cherry, raspberry, and dried orange peel interlacing playfully around its formal tannic structure.