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 plot is located on the Pommard border, right in the heart of the Volnay Premier Crus. Domaine Faiveley acquired this plot in 2007.
Total Surface Area: 5ha 87a
Exposition: East, South-East
Surface Area: 0ha 74a – (1.83 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1955, 1959
Average annual production: 3,900 bottles
The hand picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first before being vinified. For the duration of the 15-18 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 barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
2009 was a great year in terms of weather, with well-defined seasons. A pleasant spring gave way to a long, cold and snowy winter. Flowering took place in ideal conditions. Dry and slightly breezy weather allowed the vines to blossom completely in one week. The red wines have a beautiful intense colour and greedy aromas of very ripe red fruits. Their potential is confirmed on tasting – they are rich and balanced on the palate.
The village of Volnay is well known for the elegance of its red wines and this one is no exception. It expresses aromas of berry red and black fruits, mixed with spices and a delicate woodiness. These generous, fruity tastes are wrapped up in fine tannins which give a velvet touch on the palate.
Braised Veal, Roast Partridge
Serve between 14º-16ºC. Cellaring potential: 6 to 10 years
Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir