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.
The name of this Premier Cru, which is a monopole or single estate vineyard of Domaine Faiveley, probably comes from the English ‘My Lands’, the name given to this site by an English dignitary.
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 6ha 31a – (15.59 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1963, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1991, 1992
Average annual production: 35,400 bottles
To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinified on site in Mercurey. Then the wine is brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured in oak barrels for 14-16 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 one third of the cuvée. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
Spring was predictable with slight precipitation in March and the summer was relatively wet. Especially memorable was a hailstorm in mid-June that reduced yields by 15%. The harvest was early but without excessive maturity, which indicates a very good vintage. The wines reveal a great potential in their youth. The red wines have a dark ruby colour, a high concentration, well balanced and the tannins are soft and ripe. They have a beautiful structure, flavours are fresh and spicy. Elegant notes of fresh fig are typical of 2011.
The nose sets aromas of black and red fruits against a woody and smoky base. The same generous, fruity flavours are found on the palate. This wine is well structured with beautiful volume and velvety tannins. All the elements blend together harmoniously giving a silky and hearty wine.
Game, Mature Cheeses
Serve between 14º-16ºC
Côte Chalonnaise, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir