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.
This climat, situated in the heart of Monthélie’s Premier Crus, lies on a particularly dry terroir. The rock is so close to the surface that people used to take stones here for construction. Domaine Faiveley acquired this plot in 2007.
Total Surface Area: 8ha 11a
Exposition: South, South East
Soil: Red soil around 30cm deep lying directly on the rock
Surface Area: 0ha 27a – (0.69 Acres)
Year the vines were planted: 1987
Average annual production: 1,700 bottles
The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first before being vinified. For the duration of the 15-18 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature. It is then matured in oak barrels for 14-16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
The red Côte de Beaune wines from 2011 are clear, fresh and energetic. They offer a wide range of aromas due to the big variability of climate from one end of Burgundy to the other. They have a dark ruby colour, a nice attack, a high concentration with good tannins. Plenty of structure; aromas are fresh, spicy and charming like the 2007 vintage. Energy and a nice acidity reminiscent of the 2010 vintage present too. Elegant notes of fresh fig characterize particularly this vintage. 2009 was a great year in terms of weather, with well-defined seasons. A pleasant spring gave way to a long, cold and snowy winter. Flowering took place in ideal conditions. Dry and slightly breezy weather allowed the vines to blossom completely in one week. The red wines have a beautiful intense colour and greedy aromas of very ripe red fruits. Their potential is confirmed on tasting – they are rich and balanced on the palate.
A beautiful intense red colour. The berry aromas are coupled with floral violet hints, liquorice and earthy scents. These generous notes are coated in velvety tannins. This is a rich wine, which has beautiful roundness and a balanced structure.
Serve between 14º-16ºC. Cellaring potential: 6 to 8 years
Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir