A love of wine has been passed on from one Faiveley generation to the next for more than 180 years. The Domaine has always remained in the same family and today Erwan and Eve, the 7th generation of the Faiveley family, are at the helm and are keen to respect the traditions and savoir-faire of the family while looking to the future.
Domaine Faiveley believes that the quality of the wines comes from the fruit. To make sure they are able to get the best fruit and resulting wines, the team has invested in separate winemaking and viticulture teams in the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise, fine-tuned their barrel selection, and built a state-of-the-art winery in Mercurey. Last year, the family completed the renovation of their cellars in the heart of Nuits-St-Georges.
The result is classic Burgundies with wonderful longevity, aromatics and an unique, elegant style. Recognised as one of the finest producers in Burgundy, the Domaine continues to go from strength to strength under Erwan and Eve.
The village of Pommard, neighbouring Beaune, is one of the most famous of Côte de Beaune. This climat, which is amongst Pommard’s finest, is separated into two parts. The plot that Domaine Faiveley acquired in 2007 is situated in ‘les Rugiens Hauts’, which is the most interesting part in terms of quality.
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0ha 51a – (1.26 Acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1953, 1986
Average annual production: 2,600 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 come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
2018, an extravagant and early ripening vintage with extraordinary harvests. We began the harvests on the 27th of August (the earliest since 2003) in the Côte Chalonnaise with our Mercurey and our « Clos des Cortons Faiveley » Grand Cru. We began harvesting our other Grands Crus on the 3rd of September. The harvests came to a close on the 15th of September. The vines displayed excellent health conditions, the clusters were dense and perfectly ripe. A very classic vintage that can be enjoyed in its youth and is already drinking beautifully.
A beautiful dark ruby colour. The nose gives off black fruit and spice aromas with woody and smoky notes. On first tasting, this wine shows itself to be powerful on the palate with tannins quite present but well blended in. As on the nose, we find pleasant woody notes from being raised in oak. This wine has fine structure and good long-lasting aromas and flavours, which give it interesting cellaring potential.
Red Meats, Game
Serve between 15ºC. Cellaring potential: 10 to 15 years
Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir