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.
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
This is the flagship wine of the estate and has been in their ownership as a monopole since 1874.
The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (50% new oak and 50% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.
The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.
It’s ruby red in colour but with darker fruit on the nose, along with some savoury, spice and herbaceous notes. The initial rich red fruit gives great weight to the wine, before the vigorous, powdery structure kicks in, finishing on notes of black cherry and spicy oak
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