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 Côte Chalonnaise village gets its name from the God Mercury (God of Merchants). The story goes that a temple was erected here in honour of this deity. This climat La Framboisière produces wines with real character and is one of Faiveley’s highly reputed wines.
Total Surface Area: 11ha11a
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 11ha11a – (27.46 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1949, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1990
Average annual production: 65,500 bottles
To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinified on site in Mercurey. Then the wine is brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured, in part, in oak barrels for 12-14 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
A cold Winter followed by a late Spring, with flowering around twenty days later than the recent trend. Temperatures began to rise in June and July was generally fine and dry with some hot days. Hail once again was an issue, a storm hitting on 23rd July.
This wine has a really fruity powerful nose, which mixes with generous red and black fruit aromas and woody notes. On the palate the powerful and fleshy raspberry flavours shine through. Its structure is powerful, with velvety tannins and a very long and fruity finish.
Grilled Meats, Cold Meats
Serve between 14º-16ºC
James Suckling: 90 Points
Côte Chalonnaise, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir