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.
The Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru to bear the name of its owner. After a long legal battle, led by Georges Faiveley, this appellation was confirmed by the Court of Appeal in 1937.
Total Surface Area: 3ha 01a
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Ferruginous Oolites and Marls
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 3ha 01a – (7.44 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1936, 1956, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1987, 2002
Average annual production: 15,800 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, they 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.
Exceptional weather conditions gave us an exceptional 2012 vintage. The wines are rich and indulgent with a good balance between richness and aromatic intensity. Excellent cellaring potential.
Ruby red in colour with clear purple reflections. The nose is powerful, concentrated and exudes notes of black cherry and spice. The palate is rich and smooth with good energy and concentration. The finish is elegant. An excellent wine for cellar ageing.
Seared foie gras with armagnac, game, quail, full-flavoured cheeses such as Cîteaux or Reblochon
Serve at 14°-16°C
Côte-de-Beaune, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir