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.
In the Middle Ages, people would call this plot ‘Petite Merveille’ (Little Marvel), the wines produced there being of such quality. Although no-one really knows when this clos or walled vineyard was created, we know that it already existed in 1508.
Total surface area: 7ha 30a
Soil: Fine layer of silica
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1ha 20a – (2,98 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1958, 1984, 1989
Average annual production: 4,600 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 weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.
This wine, which has a generous and complex nose, shows rich aromas of toast and spices. On the palate, it opens with ripe and silky tannins, before showing its strength and its beautiful structure.
Roast Quail, Pigeon, Rib of Beef
Serve at: 14°-16°C. Cellaring Potential: 10 to 25 years
Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir