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 first trace of Echezeaux dates back to the end of the 13th century. This Côte de Nuits Grand Cru has long been recognised for the high quality of its terroir and its wines. The monks from the Abbey of Citeaux actually exchanged some plots in order to possess a few ‘ouvrées’ of Echezeaux.
Total surface area: 37ha 69a
Soil: Deep soil composed of gravel and silt
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0ha 83a (2,18 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1941, 1955, 1956, 1958
Average annual production: 3,500 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, Faiveley 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.
The 2014 vintage produced well-balanced, intensely coloured, rich and aromatic wines. A classic Burgundian vintage.
A limpid, beautiful dark ruby-red colour. The complex and very pleasant nose proposes an array of fruity and spicy scents. This wine is round and fruity on the palate. The blended and silky tannins give long-lasting aromas on the finish. This Grand Cru has a full and balanced structure, pointing to good cellaring potential.
Game, Mature Cheeses
Serve at: 14°-16°C. Cellaring Potential: 10 to 15+ years
Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir