This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.
In the Middle Ages, people would call this plot ‘Petite Merveille’ (Little Marvel), the wines produced there being of such quality. Although no-one really knows when this clos or walled vineyard was created, we know that it already existed in 1508.
Total surface area: 7ha 30a
Soil: Fine layer of silica
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1ha 20a – (2,98 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1958, 1984, 1989
Average annual production: 4,600 bottles
The hand picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified in part in wooden tronconic vats. After the three-Faiveley vatting period, Faiveley use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juice. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 16-18 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée. The barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
This wine, which has a generous and complex nose, shows rich aromas of toast and spices. On the palate, it opens with ripe and silky tannins, before showing its strength and its beautiful structure.
Roast Quail, Pigeon, Rib of Beef
Serve at: 14°-16°C. Cellaring Potential: 10 to 15+ years
Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir