A love of wine has been passed on from one Faiveley generation to the next for more than 180 years. The Domaine has always remained in the same family and today Erwan and Eve, the 7th generation of the Faiveley family, are at the helm and are keen to respect the traditions and savoir-faire of the family while looking to the future.
Domaine Faiveley believes that the quality of the wines comes from the fruit. To make sure they are able to get the best fruit and resulting wines, the team has invested in separate winemaking and viticulture teams in the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise, fine-tuned their barrel selection, and built a state-of-the-art winery in Mercurey. Last year, the family completed the renovation of their cellars in the heart of Nuits-St-Georges.
The result is classic Burgundies with wonderful longevity, aromatics and an unique, elegant style. Recognised as one of the finest producers in Burgundy, the Domaine continues to go from strength to strength under Erwan and Eve.
This plot, which is very rich in limestone, existed before ‘Chambertin’ existed. In 640, the Duke Amalgaire gave lands to the Abbey of Bèze and the monks cleared a forest to plant vines. In the seventeenth century the yield was estimated at 25hl/ha: two times less than that of the vines on the plain. The renowned quality of the wines from Clos de Bèze was such, that in the eighteenth century, they were 20 times more expensive than a century before.
Total surface area: 15ha 39a
Soil: Very rich in limestone
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1ha 29a – (3,20 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983
Average annual production: 6,100 bottles
Cold maceration and vinification take place in wooden casks. This wine goes through the malolactic fermentation, which occurs naturally, in oak barrels. It is matured for 16-18 months in barrels selected for their fine grain and a light toast: 70% in new oak and the remainder in one or two year-old barrels.
2017 is an early vintage. Harvests started on August 29th, the grape clusters were dense and compact thanks to excellent flowering in late May. Favourable climate conditions gave charm and generosity to the wines. 2017 is a classic style of vintage that can also be enjoyed in its youth.
A beautiful intense, deep ruby-red colour. The nose is very pleasant and complex with spicy and fruity aromas. This wine is powerful, elegant and classy on the palate, with tannins present but not intrusive. The finish is full of finesse and long-lasting.
Beef Bourguignon, Game, Coq au Vin, Filet of Beef
Serve at: 14°-16°C. Cellaring Potential: 10 to 15+ years
Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir