Nuits-Saint-Georges “Aux Chaignots” Domaine Faiveley 2012

Producer Information

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.


‘Aux Chaignots’ very probably indicates the existence of an old wood of oak trees, ‘chènes’ in French today, or ‘chasnes’ in Old French.

Total surface area: 5ha 85a

Exposition: East
Soil: Dark brown, limestone, gravel

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0ha 72a – (1,79 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1960, 1965


The hand picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 18-20 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature. It is then 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 two thirds of the cuvée. The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Vintage Information

The 2012 reds have a wonderful concentration and a nice tannic structure. Their colour is deep ruby. Characterised by freshness, remarkable balance and delicate aromas of fresh fruit, black cherry and raspberry. This will be a vintage with a good aging capacity. The villages are already superb with savoury flavors of raspberry and morello cherry.

Tasting Note

A fine dark ruby colour. This wine opens with red-fruit aromas on the nose, mixed with spicy, woody and smoky notes.  On the palate, it is rich and supple. It is a wine of very beautiful substance, well-balanced between finesse and strength. The structure of the blended tannins makes this wine pleasantly harmonious.

Food Pairing

Serve with Leg of Lamb, Breast of Duck, Vension

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16º C. Cellaring potential: 7 to 12 years

Côte de Nuits, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir

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