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.
Meursault is the capital of fine white wines in Burgundy. It has exceptional terroirs for raising Chardonnay, especially on the south side of the village, bordering the prestigious Puligny-Montrachet.
Soil: White Marls/Clay
Surface Area: 1ha 15a – (2.86 acres)
Year the vines were planted: 1963
Average annual production: 6,500 bottles
Domaine Faiveley is responsible for all the work carried out in this vineyard and can therefore have total control over the quality of the grapes, as in the plots they own. The hand picked harvest is transported with care to the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 13-15 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 one third of the cuvée. 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. The whites have pure, well-defined fruit flavours, good ripeness and a classic mineral character with fine acidity.
Touches of honeysuckle, white and yellow fruits with excellent richness, depth and vibrant acidity – finished with toasted bread and vanilla.
White Meats, Fish in a sauce, Turbot or Shellfish
Serve at 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 3 to 6 years
Côte de Beaune, Village