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.
This Grand Cru gets its name from some little houses or “Mazis”, that once stood on this plot.
Total surface area: 9ha 10a
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1ha 20a (2,97 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1937, 1959, 1974
Average annual production: 5,800 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, Faiveley use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juices. 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.
This wine reveals a deep ruby red hue and intense notes of oak, spice and red fruits on the nose. The palate offers the same aromas and the nose with a harmonious combination of fruity and oaky notes. With its smooth tannins and long, lingering finish, this well-balanced wine is the epitome of elegance
Steak in a mushroom sauce, game stew, glazed duck breast,roast saddle of lamb
Serve at 14°-16°C. Cellaring Potential: 10 to 25 years
Côte de Nuits, Grand Cru
100% Pinot Noir