Domaine Faiveley: Quintessential Burgundy
© Faiveley Vineyards at Clos Vougeot

Domaine Faiveley: Quintessential Burgundy

Beaune Monopole

© Beaune Monopole

Seven generations of the Faiveley family have produced some of the best wines of Burgundy from the Côte des Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise in their 19th Century vaulted cellars in the Nuits-Saint-Georges. With origins as a simple negociant business in 1825, today Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest producers, and arguably best, producers in Burgundy. From François Faiveley’s ardent protection and care of the vines during the crisis to George Faiveley’s cofounding of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, the family history is intimately tied to the rich and complex historical tapestry of fine wine in Burgundy.

Erwan Faiveley

© Erwan Faiveley

With over 120 hectares (almost 300 acres) of vineyard, of which 10 (approximately 24.5 acres) are Grand Crus and 25 (approximately 61.5 acres) are Premier Crus, today the diverse Domaine Faiveley is led by Erwan Faiveley. With a focus on both modernization and tradition, Erwan had completely replaced the management structure of the company within 3 years of his arrival and subsequently completed a through renovation of the winemaking facilities.  Seeking complete control from vine to bottle, Erwan has encouraged careful expansion of the family holdings. To encourage the best possible expression of the prime terroir, different viticultural teams focus on distinct regions and carefully tend each of the distinct plots. These dedicated efforts shine through the elegant, precise and concentrated red wines while the white wines display astonishing purity, tension and minerality. With great aging potential and an extraordinary capacity for gastronomic pairing, the wines of Domaine Faiveley encapsulate the quintessence of clean, opulent Burgundy fine wines.

The Wines of Domaine Faiveley

  • Bourgogne Chardonnay J. Faiveley 2012 (W)
  • Mercurey Le Village “La Framboisiere” 2012 (R)
  • Pommard 1ere Cru “Les Rugiens” 2009 (R)
  • Gevrey-Chambertin 1ere Cru “Les Cazetiers” 2012 (R)
  • Corton Grand Cru “Clos des Cortons Faiveley” 2011 (R)
  • Chablis Village “Les Clos” 2005 (W)
  • Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2005 (R)
  • Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2005 (R)
Bourgogne Chardonnay J. Faiveley 2012 The intense palate is replete with simple and honest aromas. Well balanced with crisp acidity this classic Bourgogne Blanc is just beginning to reach its prime. Pairs well with soft cheeses or simple pates.

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Mercurey Le Village “La Framboisiere” 2012 With an intensely fruity and powerful nose that blends aromas of black and red fruit with woody notes, this wine delivers great potential on the palate. Powerful and fleshy it delivers notes of ripe red fruit balanced by structured tannins and a long finish. Pairs well with grilled meats and charcuterie.

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Pommard 1ere Cru “Les Rugiens” 2009 A dark ruby color this wine has a strong nose of red fruit, spices, wood and hints of smoke. Powerful with well integrated tannins, the wine is well structured and long lasting in the mouth. The firm structure gives the wine good aging potential and it pairs well with red meat or game.

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Gevrey-Chambertin 1ere Cru “Les Cazetiers” 2012 With a powerful nose of good intensity and complexity, the bouquet delivers red fruit highlighted by toasted notes. Full and generous on the palate the wine is defined by its good structure, firm but not bitter tannins and long finish. With an aging potential of 10-12 years the wine is a good compliment to red meat or mature cheeses.

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Corton Grand Cru “Clos des Cortons Faiveley” 2011With the potential to age for 10-15 years, this wine is replete with a nose of concentrated fruit and soft wood. Strong and tannic on the attack, it is balanced by crisp acidity and smoothness. Lingering aromas and good acidity pair well with rich game meats.

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Chablis Village “Les Clos” 2005 With a brilliant and pale yellow robe this wine delivers mineral, floral and fruity notes that pair well with seafood.  Bold on the attack, the wine is structured, vigorous and lingering.

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Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2005 Intense, dark ruby color yields a complex aromatic nose of florals such as rose and violet mixed with red fruit and discreet oak. Round and supple on the palate the wine delivers firm tannins and corpulent structure. With good aging potential it also pairs well with red meats, game or soft cheese.

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Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2005 Another wine with great aging potential, the generous and complex bouquet delivers rich notes of roasting and spices. On the palate the ripe and silky tannins precede a show of strength and beautiful structure. This wine also pairs well with game and red meats.

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