At Domaine Faiveley the 2014 harvest lasted 12 days from 11th to 22nd September. Yields were slightly lower than the previous year, except for white grapes and some Côte de Beaune appellations which suffered a 15% loss because of the hail storms in early summer. Domaine Faiveley harvested grapes of average size with thick skins. With their fantastic colour, the reds are promising rich, concentrated and well-balanced wines. Quality is also clearly evident in their Chardonnay plots and given the perfectly healthy grapes. Jérôme Flous, technical director of the Domaine, compared the 2014 vintage to 2005: rich and aromatic for whites and excellent balance of sugar and acidity for reds. The oenologists are already predicting a fabulous vintage!
Vinification of the 2014 vintage finished in mid-October. The wines have been casked and are now maturing in the century-old cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The barrels were carefully and rigorously selected by the Domaine Faiveley cellar master.
Bottling of the 2013 vintage will begin in December with the Villages wines and will finish in March with the Grands Crus.