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.
«Marceniacum» (IVth century) would probably come from «Marcenus», name of the owner of a Roman villa located on the site. History tells us that the vineyard previously belonged to the monks of Bèze.
Total Surface area: 130ha
Exposition: East and South/East
Soil: Dark brown, dry, limestone, marl, clays
The grapes, harvested by hand, are transported carefully in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. For 12-14 months the wine is aged in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges and enjoys the same attention as the other wines. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and middle toast.
2020 is a warmer vintage yet the wines show a lot of freshness and no flavours of over-ripeness. The winter was unusually warm with very little rainfall. Heavy frosts happened during spring, although a very low level of humidity helped to protect the vines. After a 2nd cold period mid-May, summer was extremely dry aside from a few isolated storms (Nuits-Saint-Georges – Vougeot). The harvest started on August 19th, a historically early date and came to an end on September 1st.
With its intense ruby red hue, our Marsannay “Les Echezeaux” reveals red fruits and notes of prune on the nose. The palate is rich and tannic, a sign of excellent ageing potential.
Venison, terrines, pâté, stews
Serve between 14º-16ºC. Cellaring potential: 4 to 6 years
Côte de Nuits, Village
100% Pinot Noir